Writing & Creativity

Healing is Difficult

Healing is Difficult

I've been sitting on half of the manuscript for Healing is Difficult + The Human Condition for several years. The other half was written in a short period - about a month, give or take a few days - following the ending of an encounter (it was complicated, and calling...

Taking Chances

Taking Chances

While I've been writing a lot more this year, very little of it has been on this blog as I've been busy with other projects. Afiwi Marketing is coming along nicely, and there's now a podcast to go along with the blog. Like I said, I've been busy. I've been taking more...

Solitude

Solitude

Solitude is its own kind of reward. Ask any introvert. We live for it, need it, take breaths only for the promise of being reunited with ourselves away from the watchful gaze and strange cacophony of other humans and their activities. It’s been a week since I left...

Sharing is Difficult

Sharing is Difficult

About a month ago I shared a post from my travel blog on Facebook. As these things go there were mostly favorable comments. But one in particular stood out to me - a young man who thought it necessary to take 20 seconds out of his day to let me know the post was...

Shaking Off the Rut

Shaking Off the Rut

Today I stumbled across Steven Pressfield’s blog via Seth Godin’s blog (gotta love the way the internet rabbit hole works) and in addition to feeling inspired, I felt motivated to act.Seth makes it a point of duty to post to his blog daily, while Pressfield seems to...

We are More than that Which is Wrong with Us

We are More than that Which is Wrong with Us

We’re all inadequate – every last one of us. We’re all not ________ enough (insert your own personal flaw). I myself need several blank spaces to write my own list of inadequacies and there are days when everything I do and everyone I encounter only serve to remind me...

Walking Away

Walking Away

I often wonder about the decisions we sometimes have to make, the difficult ones that often leave someone else hurting. It’s never easy when faced with a choice between self and other, especially where the ‘other’ is as highly prized as self. No one wants to be the...

In Defense of Feminism

In Defense of Feminism

Feminism is dead. But only for those of you who have never had to live without the simple rights it stands for and defends. It is dead to you because your circumstances are such that you have never had to give its purpose any real thought. Those who crave its...