In these coronavirus times, everywhere you turn, something is new: routines, understanding, thoughts, observations. It's easy to forget that every day and every moment are new, whether there's an incurable virus raging about or not. Divide your page into four sections and label them: Think - Do - Notice - Information Doodle a frame around each section while you cast your … [Read more...] about What’s New?
Things are growing all around you. And inside you, too. Today, notice what's growing. One step into the world of spring and you'll be surrounded by more growing things than one person can notice. But that's not all. All kinds of growth happens in your mind and imagination. Which of your ideas has been growing lately? Has it become fat with information? Or merged with … [Read more...] about Oh! The Things That Grow!
When you have a writing practice, your goal is to fill a page. Once the page is full, your mind keeps working with it, even if you never give it another conscious thought. Begin today's page by drawing a half-dozen or so random squiggles scattered evenly across the page. Look at each one. If it reminds you of something (a person, a cow, a microbe...) add to it. Draw more … [Read more...] about Start With Squiggles
Here in the New Abnormal, definitive, unqualified statements about the future are hard to make. Even the present is difficult to pin down. There are new topics of conversation, altered relationships, new routines and wannabe habits. Today, write about the most solid thing you can: the past. Write about what you miss. Ask yourself: What has been snatched from my life … [Read more...] about What You Miss
You certainly know by now that there's a virus going around. The fact that it is almost everywhere is also the fact that it is not everywhere. Today in your writing, expand the space in your mind that is unrelated to this pandemic that we are in. Choose a memory from 10 months or 10 years ago. Make a list. Observe colors. Order your thoughts with the alphabet. Just don't … [Read more...] about Not A Virus