10 things from a week named OPEN

This week, I felt like an exposed nerve and an empty bowl under a faucet and the theme could have been OPEN if I was going to name my week. Maybe next week will be named CLOSED, but either way is OK. We have seasons. My friend Danielle makes the best lists and sells things … Continue reading 10 things from a week named OPEN

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This being human is a guest house and mine is a mess (and it’s fine).

Things have fallen into place, compared to the way they have been for the last couple of years. Not the perfect place, but a place that is at least on the ground and not on fire. It’s a place I like. Some major wounds have closed up, and I don’t think too many germs were … Continue reading This being human is a guest house and mine is a mess (and it’s fine).

Things I did when I had a panic attack at work.

I am sitting at work and I can’t breathe and keep imagining smashing my laptop screen onto my desk. These are not feelings I like, words I want to share or thoughts I enjoy. I’m trying to observe them though, because mindfulness is a nice concept. It’s a challenge, because my inclination is to judge … Continue reading Things I did when I had a panic attack at work.

Work in progress: A poem I wrote while I was waking up

I love to look at pictures of other people's artistic process, or creation process. Messy studios, a whiteboard covered in ideas, a rough sketch before it's turned into a painting-- yes please. The pencil marks that you see when you get close to a painting just feel so honest. With that in mind, I'm trying … Continue reading Work in progress: A poem I wrote while I was waking up