Six Steps to Writing for Resilience

Six Steps to Writing for Resilience

When I write, I discover what I really think and feel. I can re-visit difficult past experiences and find meaning in them. I can give voice to my younger self, letting her energy and wisdom guide me. I can call upon my wiser self to help me through tough times. I can...
In the Weeds, Where Powerful Questions Grow

In the Weeds, Where Powerful Questions Grow

In the Weeds Here in central Maryland, July is subtropical season. The high temperatures and humidity are perfect for all manner of weeds. I literally find myself deep in those weeds, choosing a square foot of the garden and trying to pull them all out. I I don’t...
The Flow of Slow Crafting

The Flow of Slow Crafting

I love watching the moment someone’s awkward movements with a needle and thread transform and become natural. They gain confidence, they find their stitching groove, and, suddenly, they are in flow. It’s a beautiful sight to behold. Creative instigator Stephanie Dyke...
Asking for Help, Giving Help

Asking for Help, Giving Help

This has been a year for me to think a lot about giving and receiving help. About how asking for help can be a gift that deepens bonds and brings needed support (Brown, 2012). About how expressing care by giving help can strengthen the help-giver’s sense of meaning...