On Writing…

I will be writing (and posting) about writing - including genres, tips, resources, book reviews, authors, poets, quotes, and workshops (my offerings, online offerings, and the offerings of others), among other topics.

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On Creativity…

Check in regularly for posts on creativity -- everything from the study and understanding of creativity and what makes us creative -- to creative outputs, like photography, digital stories, design, and fine arts.

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On Engagement…

Many write about careers. But what of engagement? How do we develop Servant Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Transformative skills for those places and situations in which we are called to participate?

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“Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That’s what you need to be an artist or storyteller.” -advice from author Terri Windling

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    Be Open

    One of the many indicators and personality traits inherent in numerous creativity-related assessments, most notably the Big Five factors of personality, is Openness to Experience. This trait or factor is used by modern psychological researchers to describe how apt a person is to engage in abstract thinking. Openness to Experience, or OE, describes a cognitive […]

    The Most Powerful Question

    A good friend engaged in creative problem solving, facilitation, mentoring, and personal and spiritual development, posted a link to this amazing blog post written by Ewan Townhead, founder of The Realized Entrepreneur. In his discussion of hitting rock-bottom in his relationship and entrepreneurial pursuits, despite the success of both, he tells of turning to mysticism, […]

    Namaste in the Workplace?

    This past April, I officiated the wedding of my brother-in-law and his partner of a decade in the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. After the ceremony, a man approached me, telling me how moved he was that I had incorporated the Hindu concept of Namaste into my discussion of marriage. He was Hindu and […]