Finding flow in collaboration

 We started after breakfast, me unpacking colored paper, a pad of poster-sized pages, and a collection of happy office supplies (highlighters, markers, gel pens, post-its, tabbies, and eraser tape, for those who like that sort of thing, like me).On sheets of pink, green, purple and blue, I scribbled out our rough plot lines and separately, lists of characters....more

5 Yoga Poses That Will Burn Calories

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years... each one associated with food, food, and more food. Prime your body to burn more calories with these five dynamic yoga videos. The best part is that you can do these poses at home, and continue them for the whole year. ...more
jhl My pleasure. I love sharing yoga with my friends :-)more

Finding Strength

Perspective.Curiosity.Love of learning.Appreciation of beauty and excellence.Hope.Love.Honesty.Those are my signature strengths. I love using signature strengths as a way to access flow throughout the day. My strengths are something I can rely on when I face challenges or setbacks. They help me know when I’m aligned with my purpose. I feel happier when I’m tapping into my signature strengths....more

Flow and Compliance Within the Sphere of Parenthood

Over the past couple months, I’ve been enthusiastically reading Jennifer Senior’s recent book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. It explores the effects of having and raising children on their parents, the only or one of the very few works in that genre. I’ve long thought Senior is an exceptional journalist -her pieces for New York Magazine over the years are usually my favorites- and when she came to DC last month to present All Joy, I went to hear her....more

A Lesson From The Playground

Several months ago, as I was strolling through the Panhandle, I observed a scene that leaped into my heart at once. A birthday party for what looked like a four- or five-year-old was happening in the playground.A group of ten or so children, a few grown-ups in tow, were scurrying around, sliding, swinging, and generating that unmistakable shrieking, giggling sound of play. It was so normal that I would have walked right past had one little boy not caught my attention....more

How to Find Flow and Boost Your Creativity

This fall I've challenged myself to increase my daily word count for my work-in-progress and complete my third draft by the end of 2013. That means 525 words a day … peanuts to some, but more than double my normal 200 words a day.To meet this goal, I'm going to have to do a lot more than increase my pace during my normal morning hour of writing. And thus I've found myself writing at times that feel somewhat unnatural to me … or at least they did at first. But to get myself into these new habits without the overwhelm, I've made it a habit to channel flow....more

How Heraclitus Fluxed it All Up

Have you ever heard about him?   I named my kids Jara, Reign and Credence and people often say… “how interesting.”  Imagine introducing Her a clitus.  That’s how it’s pronounced. I lived in Regina Saskatchewan and that was bad enough.  My whole life every time I said I lived in Regina most people would crack up like a 10 year old boy because Regina rhymes with…. ...more

What's my favorite part about writing? FLOW.

I'll keep this short and sweet, since I'm doing NaNoWriMo this month as well -- overextend much, Erin?My favorite part about writing is getting into flow state. What's flow?Psychology Today posits that:...more

More on cancer grief: letting go, being in the "flow"

I can't begin to describe how amazing my life has become in such a short time. The death of my brother, while hard, has lead to incredible things manifesting in my life. Truth be told, I forgot to mention in my last post that I felt a lot of loneliness this last week. It was that familiar old "woe is me" despair from the last two years. I'd often feel it after returning from a visit with my mom or my brother.  It was me trying to fill a "god-sized hole" with another person, to take the emptiness & loss away. ...more

So glad it helped you, Katy! Thanks for the Tripping site, too. It looks really great. Another ...more

Building Fairy Houses