Creativity

A Writing Prompt to Do Daily

Our lives are made up of moments. There are the small moments: Waking up, and seeing the sun color your bedroom. Making coffee. Taking a walk. Laughing at a joke. Savoring a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream on a hot, summer day. And there are big moments: Birthdays. Graduations. Weddings. Funerals.


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Navigating Work and Motherhood: Q&A with Author Laura Vanderkam

Today, there’s a prevailing belief that working and mothering are somehow at odds, that doing both means you’re doomed to a frazzled, sleep-deprived, regularly-overwhelmed existence. But, while parenting is hard and comes with certain challenges, these assumptions are very far from fact. And buying into them can lead us to make choices that make us feel unfulfilled.

After becoming a mom myself, I've been especially interested in how different women make work and family...

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The Joy and Peace of Doing One Task at a Time

"In today's busy world, it's often hard to find time to devote our attention to a single task," writes journalist Sjoukje van de Kolk in the gorgeous book A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness, which is filled with creative ideas, postcards, mini journals, stickers, decorative papers and more. "We want to do everything, and sometimes it's so paralyzing that we end up doing nothing."


Creativity

When You’re Struggling

When you feel like you're not good enough, that you'll never be good enough, get out your notebook or a scrap of paper, and write about it. When you're angry because someone stepped and stomped all over you and you just stood there, like you often do, write about that, too.


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Writing Poetry to Express and Heal Our Pain: Q&A with Caroline Kaufman

When you have a mental illness or you're going through certain struggles, you think it's just you. You feel alone. Incredibly alone. You think you're the only one who's devastated or numb or so nervous your body won't stop shaking. You think you're the only one who feels uncomfortable in your own skin. You think you're the only one who's overwhelmed and exhausted and lost. So very lost. You think you're the only one...

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