Recording Oral Histories

Recording Oral Histories

Capturing stories before they disappear I have been working on designing a variety of memory quilts.  One that I want to do is a tribute to my Mom and Dad.  Whenever I work on that, I am grateful for the time that I spent with them talking about family...

Goal to Minimize? Make a plan.

Have you been trying to organize your home without success? Do you find that you just keep moving stuff around and not seeming to make a difference? The first step might be to reduce, to allow yourself space to find a place for everything. This starts with a mindset....
100-Day project

100-Day project

What is a 100-Day project? It is a challenge to complete a short project every day for 100 consecutive days and has become a worldwide phenomenon with people from around the world challenging themselves and others to create – something – every day. History...
Begin to make a new ending

Begin to make a new ending

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things...
6 Ways to restore creative energy

6 Ways to restore creative energy

During COVID-19 physical isolation, many people are feeling pressure to organize, learn, create- generally be more productive. The reality is that many of us find ourselves with more time on our hands while others are doing much more and facing more time pressures....

Say it new

A writing challenge: One Syllable Today’s post is another one inspired by a daily prompt from The Isolation Journals, a creative writing project with daily prompts from Suleika Jaouad. I previously wrote about this challenge last month in What’s in A...

Change is long overdue.

I don’t know where to start or what to write. This has been a disturbing and frightening few days. On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man was killed by police in Minneapolis. The arresting police used force well beyond anything even remotely indicated...
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Today’s post is inspired by the daily prompt from The Isolation Journals, a creative writing project with daily prompts from Suleika Jaouad. (description from the website) A Daily Creativity Project to help make sense of challenging times.This spring, Suleika...
Saying Goodbye to a loved pet

Saying Goodbye to a loved pet

My heart is breaking. This afternoon, we had to say good-bye to our sweet Sasha. It happened so fast. Last week, she was enjoying sitting by the windows that we could finally open to let in the spring air. She was claiming lap times on TV nights and exerting her royal...