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Books and Projects Updates

When the rain finally came, the smoky skies dissipated and I could breathe again. The flash flood brought with it clean air and a return to this new-normal life. For the past week, I’ve been so grateful to resume my daily walks and get back to this already messed up routine of mine.  Other things… Continue reading Books and Projects Updates

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SAFE: Science Fiction or Just 2020

My feet are snug in red wool socks and propped up on a stool. Gazing out at the world, I sip my coffee. Fog settles on the earth like thick cotton. But I have to remind myself that the view outside my window is not low clouds. And while it’s only 65 degrees outside, the… Continue reading SAFE: Science Fiction or Just 2020

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Waiting on Fall

Wind blows from the west,Penetrating my veins.It tells me change is coming.But I don’t believe it. I scoop up a handful of leaves,And I release.They catch the invisible stream in the air.I follow them to the foot of a mountain. The winds shift.The leaves cyclone around me.And stop me from the climb.I had hoped to… Continue reading Waiting on Fall

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The People of Oz

I am taking a creative writing class through the college where I am an advisor. It's been ages since I've partaken in poetry, it's just never been my style. But, right now, I'm really into it. Perhaps the state of the world is fueling a poetic undertone. I just wrote this, and I am proud.… Continue reading The People of Oz

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Update: Tula Yoga Closing

As of July, I’ve been teaching yoga for eight years, and in that time I’ve been blessed to always have a yoga home (or many homes—six different studios to be exact). However, over the weekend, I learned that Tula Yoga and Jiu Jitsu is closing its doors permanently. Unfortunately, the business, which was established in… Continue reading Update: Tula Yoga Closing

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Yoga for Creativity: Building Heat through Core Strength

When you get stuck in a creative rut, sometimes it's from a lack of fire (aka motivation, drive). Adding movement into your routine can help. Yoga, specifically heat-building practices like core strengthening, can help. Check out this short light-ish practice  designed to help you activate your abdominal muscles and add a little fire to your… Continue reading Yoga for Creativity: Building Heat through Core Strength

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How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

As with any endeavor sometimes within creative work we find our pursuits have suddenly shifted from a raging fire of motivation down to dying embers at the bottom of an uninspired ashy pit. And though we can see that last flicker of glowing red among smoldering black, we walk away and let the remaining coal… Continue reading How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

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Actualizing My Status as an Author

I am an author. I am… …an author… In truth I am a writer who has published a handful of magazine, newspaper and website articles. I HAVE authored an entire 220 page novel, which is currently with a professional editor. (YAY!) The term author, however, is typically reserved as a distinguishing mark for one who has published a… Continue reading Actualizing My Status as an Author

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Yoga for Creativity: Light Stretch

Join me for a light stretchy practice focused on relieving strain in the major muscle groups and areas that hold on to tension from long hours writing, designing or creating! We'll end the practice with a creative meditation to exercising your imagination muscle. Next week's blog post: Actualizing My Status as an Author and Why… Continue reading Yoga for Creativity: Light Stretch

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3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck

  As a creative person—a writer or an artist—you have within you a shiny metal toolbox. It's full of knowledge, wisdom and skills you've picked up while developing your craft. In my previous post, I discussed some of the mental and emotional blocks I built for myself over the years. It took, it seemed, forever… Continue reading 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck