Curatives for the Soul: Part 2 – Meditation

A four-part series exploring supportive habits to help ease our paths through life: journaling, meditation, nature immersion, and positive philosophy. Adding to journaling’s daily benefits are those times I spend meditating. The benefits of quiet time with the mind are vast and far too many to cover in a short...

Curatives for the Soul: Part 1 – Journaling

A four-part series exploring supportive habits to help ease our paths through life: journaling, meditation, nature immersion, and positive philosophy. Days when I journal followed by meditation are ones filled with more peace, creative flow, and open thinking than days when they’re absent. These seemingly simple and passive activities quietly...

The Wind In My Sail

Arise each morning from a good night’s rest, to work the early zone, my creative’s best. Start each day well-fed, well-meant, and every hour embrace each moment. Write daily to exercise thought and illuminate places in dark corners and untapped graces. Be physical daily without convenient excuses, through walks and...

Writer’s Muse

I’m working on a piece about the creative muse, and recalled this fun piece I wrote back in 2011. Thought I’d dust it off and reshare. Enjoy! She sits there drinking beer, slumped in my papasan chair, leg bouncing up and down hinged at the knee, while staring out the...

Winter

Winter I fear the cold The kind that’s deep; Preserves or kills, While fast asleep. Yet as the snow Settles from the sky, My mind finds peace Without knowing why. Pure white innocence Lingering pleasantly, Is but a ruse To fool us presently. The wind that’s harsh Is a prick...

Dream

In my dream, I was walking the familiar wooded paths nearby on a crisp, bright, winter’s day. Yet, something was different. Being the only one patiently walking these leave-covered trails winding through hardwood trees was nothing new. Not hearing any road noise from nearby highways, however, was new. Soon I...

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