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Storytelling: A Lesson Learned from Family
Storytelling: A Lesson Learned from Family
May 26, 2020

Storytelling helps keep the past alive and keep the future from being distorted.

Loss and Uncertainty: A Meditation Under Quarantine
Loss and Uncertainty: A Meditation Under Quarantine
May 06, 2020

A meditation on loss and uncertainty during quarantine.

With Our Heads in the Clouds: Creating a New Dream for the World
With Our Heads in the Clouds: Creating a New Dream for the World
Apr 16, 2020

We live in a world that’s been constructed by those who came before us...

Choice and Creating a Better World
Choice and Creating a Better World
Mar 27, 2020

We make the choice to be who we want and create the world we want to see.

The Law of Imitation
The Law of Imitation
Mar 06, 2020

Imitation is a powerful tool to help a writer find their voice when used appropriately.

Privilege Isn’t a Bad Word
Privilege Isn’t a Bad Word
Mar 30, 2019

We all have privileges we must acknowledge to make social progress this world desperately needs--even if it is hurtful and angering to do so.

Acknowledge the Womxn in Your Life
Acknowledge the Womxn in Your Life
Mar 09, 2019

Acknowledge the worth and power and holiness that is the womxn your life, and remember every day is Womxn’s Day.

Reflections on Being Back in the Classroom
Reflections on Being Back in the Classroom
Feb 22, 2019

Even with all the systematic issues surrounding the classroom, teaching is worth it.

Find a Perspective that Helps You Ask More Questions
Find a Perspective that Helps You Ask More Questions
Feb 08, 2019

Asking questions is the way to finding and developing our perspective of the world.

Just Like That: Moving Without Confidence
Just Like That: Moving Without Confidence
Jan 23, 2019

Confidence is not a necessary ingredient to getting things done. Actually, we get most things done without it.

Writing is Overwhelming, But It Doesn’t Have to Be
Writing is Overwhelming, But It Doesn’t Have to Be
Jan 07, 2019

Writing is overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be if learn how to effectively learn how to break a project down, know what questions to ask and realize you don't have to write ​about everything.

A Struggle: Writing About the Positive
A Struggle: Writing About the Positive
Dec 23, 2018

It is tempting to write about the painful aspects of life, but we must not forget the need to also write about the positive aspects no matter how self-indulgent they may feel.

On Listening: The Role of Paying Attention When Writing
On Listening: The Role of Paying Attention When Writing
Nov 11, 2018

There is a misconception that writing is "...an art of speaking." In actuality, writing, poetry specifically, "is an art of listening," which makes listening to the world around us especially crucial.

Finding Magic
Finding Magic
Oct 02, 2018

To write is an act of revealing one's self to the world and themself.

The Myth of Solitude: A Writer and Her Communities
The Myth of Solitude: A Writer and Her Communities
Jul 24, 2018
Notes on the Self and Helping Others
Notes on the Self and Helping Others
Jun 20, 2018
Turbulent Relationships: Endings
Turbulent Relationships: Endings
Jun 06, 2018
Anxiety: A Confession
Anxiety: A Confession
May 29, 2018

One of the least discussed barriers to writing is anxiety.

An Homage to My Hands
An Homage to My Hands
May 21, 2018
Missing: A Story, A Question, A Riddle
Missing: A Story, A Question, A Riddle
May 12, 2018
The Modern-Day Epidemic: Loneliness
The Modern-Day Epidemic: Loneliness
May 08, 2018
We Must First Find the Stories
We Must First Find the Stories
Apr 28, 2018

Writing is a revolving practice of patience and forgiveness.