Freewriting has been around for some time.
Freewriting involves writing without stopping, and there are a variety of other techniques that can be woven into the practice.
One of the central values behind freewriting is that of letting go of judgment, which by default leaves you in a more original … Read more
Love is a big word. It’s also a four letter word.
Let’s break this down a little bit.
What do I mean when I say you should only do something if you love it?
What does it mean to love someone?
Love gets us way, way outside our comfort zone.… Read more
Freewriting is an entry point into the flow state
Sounds mystical, magical, amazing.
It’s also really simple.
Is it bad that the technique is simple?
Well, I would argue that only the simple techniques are going to prove accessible and reliable when you really need something to turn … Read more
Sometimes I can catch them — the whispers and mumbles that tell me I can’t do something. Or I shouldn’t.
But I want to!
Is that my “inner parent?” Is it wisdom?
I don’t often know. So I check in with myself. When I check in, I ask questions like:… Read more
My language immersion weekend
Due to some strange turn of events that could have only happened in the 1990s, I recall going to a weekend camp with my German language class where for the entire weekend we were to speak only German. It was my first year of taking German … Read more
“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.”-Some guy who knew William Blake
I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived … Read more
I’m a recovering project-aholic. I take on more tasks than I can finish.
There are a lot of factors to this. Here’s one of the big ones:
Being busy is an excuse for not finishing what I’m working on.
Maybe you can relate.
When the going gets tough, part of … Read more
Mere Enthusiasm is the All in All!William Blake
It’s only natural to feel unenthusiastic sometimes. Feelings often have something to show us, so it is important to notice what you are experiencing and to allow yourself to hear the wisdom on the other side of the emotion.
When you … Read more
Most people learn about freewriting in school. It’s taught as one of several methods of prewriting, stuff you do to generate ideas for a paper. Freewriting has found a home in many lesson plans amidst things like mind maps, outlines, and brainstorming.
Take a trip back down memory lane to … Read more