The Morning Pages

I’ve added another simple habit to my life. It’s called, The Morning Pages. This was daunting to begin. As you know I like my mornings, and coffee is an intricate part. You are to write three pages by hand, as soon after you awake. Or in my case, as soon as humanly possible. The ideaContinue reading “The Morning Pages”

I Need To

Earlier this week while writing my Morning Pages, I noticed the final paragraph was filled with these three words, I need to. There’s a smallish list of things I’ve been setting aside that my heart wants to do. I need to write some letters to friends, and have been wanting to for weeks. I needContinue reading “I Need To”

Sane and Sober

The other day I told a friend, “The only thing keeping me sane right now is reading and writing.” I’m still utilizing the Morning Pages, but have stopped beating myself up for not filling up three pages. There’s so much going on with my jobs right now, I don’t have the luxury of spending timeContinue reading “Sane and Sober”

Space to Grow

I’m reading The Artist’s Way for a second time. This year my Kindle died, but instead of replacing the device, I’m replacing digital books with real ones. Julia Cameron was first on the list for replacement, and I found a whole stack of her books at a second hand sale. 🥳 The Morning pages andContinue reading “Space to Grow”

The Scattered Words

My Fearless community adds value to my life. On our Team call, I recommended the Morning Pages to a Team member, because I used to do them and saw value in them. Then I asked myself, “Why did you stop writing them Barb?” My Fearless Team member ran with the idea, and has 3 weeksContinue reading “The Scattered Words”

Living With Intention

I’m sitting at the kitchen table writing morning pages. Oh, it was so tempting to sleep just one more minute, but I sat up and listened to a mediation instead. He was talking about living enthusiastically. I’m not sure I can be called enthusiastic, but I do live with intention and maybe that’s a formContinue reading “Living With Intention”

A Handwritten Note

I woke up this morning, took a glance at my phone and turned it off. Yesterday was not a pretty day at work, so this morning I took some time to manage my state. To let go of yesterday and stand firmly in today. I sat down and wrote the Morning Pages. I learned aboutContinue reading “A Handwritten Note”

Let It Be

I walked out of the store with a bag of love. Just realized my purchases of a candle and body-wash are named ‘Love’. Maybe I needed some extra love… I had just read a Blog by a fellow Blogger who was hurt by people walking out of her life. Letting them walk in wasn’t theContinue reading “Let It Be”

Trust the Wait

I didn’t do my Morning Pages this morning. I spent time with my daughter before she left for her college classes. Wednesday’s are like that. I’m still haunted by yesterday’s Morning Pages. It was basically three pages of questions. Then later in the day I saw these words, “Choose uncertainty over unhappiness.” That is whatContinue reading “Trust the Wait”

A Gratitude Jar

I didn’t do my Morning Pages this morning. It’s all good though. My daughter has classes, and I chose to spend time with her before she left. Thank you for your encouraging comments yesterday about These Two Jars. I found a shoe-box and dumped the pieces of paper inside. It lost all appeal. It wasContinue reading “A Gratitude Jar”