Still spring cleaning! Rooting around in a pile of papers, I found this lovely article written by Melanie Spencer back when she was with the Austin American-Statesman, in September 2007. Reminds me that we’re coming up the tenth anniversary of Clarity: How to Accomplish What Matters Most. (And I still love the Upper Crust’s lemonade […]
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I’m still spring-cleaning, and I’d really love to reduce my inventory of books! So when you buy one copy of CLARITY: How to Accomplish What Matters Most, I’ll send you a second copy for free. And no extra mailing cost, either. Learn more about my CLARITY book “A practical, creative guide for living every day […]
I treasure notes from readers, and here’s one well worth retrieving from the vault: Feeling Grinch-y? I received this note today from a terrific, talented woman. It’s such an inspiration, I just had to share it: Dear Ann, I found myself getting cranked up yesterday about what was NOT done for the holidays. I’ve been […]
Clarity is a living process, an ongoing practice. I attend to it pretty much every day, lest it slip away. A big part of my practice is morning pages — the “brain dump,” prescribed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way, that clears out the cobwebs and leftovers before beginning a day as calm and […]
In Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” Olga, Masha, and Irina feel stuck in their small provincial town. At every opportunity they voice their desire to go “to Moscow!” “Only to go to Moscow! I beg you, let us go! There’s nothing on earth better than Moscow! Let us go, Olga! Let us go!” But by the end […]
That’s the trick, to make every day a clear day. And that’s exactly why I wrote Clarity: How to Accomplish What Matters Most. Here’s the opening pages. To learn more about the rest of the book, click here.
An opinion is self-enclosed and leads nowhere, but a thought travels wide and far. Focus on the work at hand; let go of everything else that gets in the way. Each day is an opportunity to start, stop, or continue. YOU CAN’T BEGIN TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN UNTIL YOU GET TO IT. Good news/bad news: […]
Thank you, David Bowie, for so very much. Most of all, thank you for reminding me that: Unless I’m facing down a terminal prognosis, I will not whinge about lack of time. To my last breath, it’s about doing the work.