You Can’t Be Creative If You’re Not In A Good Mood

When I read it, it seemed so self-evident, and yet the wisest thing I had read in a long time. It was in Steven Kotler's lastest, and, I think, best book: The Art of Impossible. And what are the requirements of a good mood? ExerciseA Gratitude PracticeA Mindfulness PracticeA Good Night's Sleep If I'm in … Continue reading You Can’t Be Creative If You’re Not In A Good Mood

What To Say To People Who Ask How You’re Doing

You could go the sarcastic route: “Livin’ the dream.” Or you could go with the stoic response: “Controlling the controllables.” Or you could just lie: “Great.” Or you could sit down and fill out this short fill-in-the-blank list and take your answer from something you write down here.  This list comes from a cool workbook … Continue reading What To Say To People Who Ask How You’re Doing

Day 3: Election Day: Dance with it

On edge. But okay.  I picked cards again today. Yesterday I was feeling scared, nervous, anxious, and worried.  Today I’m feeling concerned, but optimistic. And also hopeful, and also grateful for what I have. I’m feeling calmly hopeful.  And also a little scared and terrified.  I love Elizabeth Gilbert. On her Instagram today she told a … Continue reading Day 3: Election Day: Dance with it