I was having a thought this morning about how broken I feel sometimes, and how broken so many people I know feel. And then I had this thought: You know how before you glue something to something else, sometimes you have to rough up both sides, so the glue will take? Score them, sand them down, whatever? Maybe our hearts are like that. They st [...]
Tomorrow is book launch day. Finally! I’ve had this book in the works since 2003! I’m so excited to see my work finally come together.
I’ve been working endlessly on everything I can think of to help promote the book, but I’m overwhelmed today by how much more there is I could do, but haven’t done.
It made me thi [...]
One of my least favorite phrases ever:
“You must have too much time on your hands.”
Have you ever noticed it’s almost always said in relation to a creative pursuit? Something done just for the fun of it? Something meant to imply that acting on creative thought is wrong.
It’s an insult, intended to say, “You shoul [...]
I’m having a thought. It’s a new thought, so bear with me.
Two days ago, I watched a video about how feathers and a bowling ball will fall at the same rate, if they fall in a vacuum. We all know it in theory, but to see it in action is sort of amazing:
Did you watch it? If you didn’t watch it, watch it now. Not just because [...]
When I was growing up, we had a wooden puzzle in the house, something like this one:
To get all the pieces to fit together right took a bit of finagling. Many times I’d almost get it — but just one piece would be off. I’d want to just chop off the part that didn’t fit, and tuck it in where it was supposed to be. But of cour [...]
Some food for thought for today.
As mentioned a few days ago, I’m currently listening to Brené Brown‘s book, I Thought It Was Just Me.
In the section I was listening to today, Brené talks about the shame a vast majority of us have around appearance and body image.
According to Brené, Americans spend more each year on beauty than w [...]
Woke up with this song in my head. I’ve always thought it’s odd how our brains do that, have songs in them when we wake up. Regardless, it’s a good song to wake up to. Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t lift your spirits!
Also, I’ve changed WordPress themes, and the new one wants to put a static image (as [...]
A little bit of bliss for your day … take five minutes to savor the beauty of our world with this “BEYOND NATURE II – Bolivia & Chile Timelapse.”
BEYOND NATURE II – Bolivia & Chile Timelapse from aprilgarden on Vimeo.
When I work out, I prefer listening to podcasts and audio books over music. I think it has to do with the fact I know the approximate length of each song, so I don’t lose track of time; whereas with a book or podcast, if it’s a good one, I can get absorbed and time can fly. Well, time can walk a little faster, along with me, on th [...]
This is what I believe. Sometimes I believe it more than other times.
Writing isn’t hard. Simply writing isn’t hard at all. Put one letter down after another, form the letters into words, put one word down after another, keep at it, you’re writing.
Good writing, well, good writing is harder, that’s true.
But the obstac [...]