Lessons Learned from Weekly Writing Exercises

Weekly writing exercises aren't quite as difficult for me as daily morning pages, but I'll admit that I still struggle with them. Yet I still find myself thinking about the writing prompts in Julia Cameron's My Artist's Way Toolkit, even if I don't put a pen to paper. I'm not always good at putting my thoughts down but these exercises are still teaching me some important lessons....more
The biggest lesson I learned, was a lesson I seem to need to be reminded of too often . . don't ... more

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

One of the things that I appreciate about Julia Cameron's new My Artist's Way Toolkit is how she's forcing me to pay attention. Yes, my morning pages may be a to do list most days (and yes, I still suck at them) but maybe one out of five days I'll find myself writing out a really good idea. I may not write down a single word after an Artist's Date but during it I'll be observing the things around me. Inspiration can happen anywhere. ...more
I agree that inspiration is everywhere when we're aware of it.  Sometimes when I feel a hint of ... more

Do You Ever Go On Dates - By Yourself?

While it's true that I suck at morning pages, it's equally true that I love ...more
I have gone on all of the artist's dates so far but I don't think I'll be walking along any ... more

I Suck at Daily Morning Writing Exercises

When I mention Julia Cameron or The Artist's Way, chances are one of the first things you will think of is morning pages. When I signed up for the My Artist's Way Toolkit, I was a bit hesitant. I knew that morning pages were part of the bargain, and I've never been good at them. After a few weeks of using the service I can tell you that I still suck at morning pages. ...more
 @KatieCanavan That's how I've felt about them but doing them has almost become habit and I now ... more

I Suck at Daily Morning Writing Exercises

When I mention Julia Cameron or The Artist's Way, chances are one of the first things you will think of is morning pages. When I signed up for the My Artist's Way Toolkit, I was a bit hesitant. I knew that morning pages were part of the bargain, and I've never been good at them. After a few weeks of using the service I can tell you that I still suck at morning pages. ...more
Maybe morning pages are becoming a habit!  This morning I was up earlier than normal and ... more

I Suck at Daily Morning Writing Exercises

When I mention Julia Cameron or The Artist's Way, chances are one of the first things you will think of is morning pages. When I signed up for the My Artist's Way Toolkit, I was a bit hesitant. I knew that morning pages were part of the bargain, and I've never been good at them. After a few weeks of using the service I can tell you that I still suck at morning pages. ...more
I've done The Artist's Way several times and always struggle with morning pages.  I know that I ... more

Simple and Quick Meditation and Relaxation Techniques

There is a true spectrum of happiness. Happiness as... positive emotion - positive mood - resiliency - contentment - fulfillment - joy - bliss. The higher states of happiness are available through setting the intention of connecting to something greater than yourself.  This intention will bring about a state of peace, tranquility, serenity, calm, and ease that will guide you into states of extreme joy and bliss! ...more
Listen to Soothing Music – Years ago I made a CD of songs I love . . songs I love to sing along ... more

Exclusive: Ree Drummond on Her Pioneer Woman Food Network Show

Editor's note: On July 19, The Food Network announced that Ree Drummond's TV show will premiere Saturday, August 27 at 11:30AM ET/PT. ...more

Congratulations to Ree. I've made many of her recipes and they have all been fantastic. Cannot ... more

Smiles brighten mornings. Toaster Strudel brings the smiles. Tell us how you brighten your family's day for a chance to win $1,000!

Smiles brighten mornings and Pillsbury Toaster Strudel frozen pastries can help you bring the smiles! In just minutes you can make your kids smile by serving them a warm, bakery-fresh pastry that they can decorate! ...more

Mornings aren't the favorite times for my family members so having breakfast ready early makes ... more