Why do you do what you do?

Why do you do what you do?

Here is a journaling exercise from Marshall Rosenberg’s book on nonviolent communication: Make a list of everything you “have to do.” (Example: “I have to wash the dishes.”) Review the list, replacing the words “have to” with the words “choose to.” Add the phrase...
Delight: Give a Girl a Journal

Delight: Give a Girl a Journal

A blank page is full of possibility. It can become your partner in adventure. Filling a page with marks, you become an explorer. Decide a direction and set off on your journey. I started my first journal when I was 10 years old and our family was traveling to Mexico....
Beauty calls me into strength

Beauty calls me into strength

Kind promise: I will share strengths. “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living I’ve been conscious, lately, of losses in physical...
In Praise of Whatchamacallits

In Praise of Whatchamacallits

Kind promise: I will be tender with weaknesses. Recently, I was admiring the lettering in a design—how lovely it was in its unevenness. Flowing across the paper, the ink caught on some surfaces and not others. It was the work of a calligrapher. There are fonts on my...