Tag Archives: Creativity

New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2019 version

A new year is upon us; January 1, 2019 is just a few days away. My, how time flies. As far as I know, I’m the only one in my family who makes New Year’s resolutions, although I should ask … Continue reading

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Is running really 90% mental?

Lately there seems to have been a number of articles talking about the mental side of running. I’ve even seen articles recently on this subject in such unlikely places as the New York Times and the Guardian. As an old, … Continue reading

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We should be practicing for retirement our whole life

Recently I wrote a blog post in which I observed that in many ways our 9-year old grandson was practicing being retired during the week he spent with us in August. Of course, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, a throw-away … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Toys, and conundrums in writing for children

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write a new children’s story, maybe even a series.  I’ve had an idea for a new story line in mind for some time; it includes at least two children who are recent immigrants … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy April Fool’s Day, and … Happy National Poetry Month!

Yes, it’s true, aside from being both Easter and April Fool’s Day (which seems a bit unseemly, but there you go), today is the start of National Poetry Month. Especially for those of us who live where every year we … Continue reading

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Writing through grief

Journal writing as therapy has been long accepted and encouraged for dealing with grief, trauma, pain, depression, addictions and other challenges we face as human beings.  Psychotherapists use journal therapy as one of their tools, and specialists give workshops in self-reflective … Continue reading

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Birds really do migrate by airplane … sometimes

Last week, in the midst of this record-breaking cold snap (in a region that thought it was used to cold snaps), my husband looked out the winter and exclaimed that Robby Robin had forgotten to go south with his family … Continue reading

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