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Just bEGIN AGAIN If you’re human, when you try to meditate, your mind wanders.    After years of instruction, daily practice, silent retreats, and the best meditation apps available …. the mind still wanders.    Maybe after dedicated practice it wanders a little less, you may feel more tuned in to joy, and when the …

THE MASSAGE “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment, and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” …

THE IDEAHOTLINE Patience isn’t my strength. That’s why I make random, “wild abandon” art that takes seconds to draw and minutes to paint. Over the years I stopped judging the results and realized I actually LOVE them. They’re me. But there are parts of the creative process I do have to wait for. My Radio Daydream podcast …

Broom music,wd-40, andradio daydream Mid Summer Afternoon Wild Abandon Zoom Workshop: Friday, July 23rd, 11 am pacific/2 pm eastern More HereHi,   Since I spoke with you last, I had the thrill of hanging my wild abandon paintings complete with a little champagne reception, in a favorite restaurant called Girard Gourmet. This was made possible …

Escaping theincarceration I was in prison for eight years. Okay, I taught yoga in a military prison for eight years. The men in my classes weren’t hardened criminals like the big institutional reformatories. Just ones caught in drug and … sexual offenses. Okay, some of them were a little scary. On the other hand, many …

MAry oliver is a gateway drug Poet,  Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg wrote, “[Mary] Oliver’s writing is a gateway drug to poetry, gently and fiercely cajoling would-be readers into the wilds of the shining earth and living poem…Oliver’s poems landed on thousands of refrigerator doors and in multitudes of journals, scribbled by people at wit’s end finding solace in …

Thinkingdifferently I challenged myself to create a different version of an ice cream cone as part of a 20-day creative workout. So far I have 16 cones and relentless craving for ice cream. Next time I think I’ll do celery. What would you choose?  You can find my ice cream cone work so far here …

HANGING OUT WITH CREATIVITY I noticed that when I hang out with my creativity, it wants to hang out with me. Just thinking about it can be enough for me to break through resistance to a tiny step which then leads to momentum. Writing and reading about creativity does the same thing, so I thought …

I’m just notcreative “I’m just not creative” “I can’t draw like that.” “I wish I could write, but I can’t.” “This isn’t good enough.” “I’m not good at art.. writing… etc.” I want everyone to experience the province of creative delight the way I do… yet, I wasn’t always in this place of liberation myself, …

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