Tag Archives | creativity

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Georgia O’Keeffe: the secret to creativity

Georgia O’Keeffe commiserated with a young poet about how difficult it is to “listen to yourself and write from that.” Here’s what the painter advised — well before I talked about “doing 15 minutes of nothing a day”: (From Weekends with O’Keeffe, by C.S. Merrill.) (PS — In January I’ll be offering my annual new […]

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Women we love: Gay Edelman

My favorite thing on Facebook comes from Gay Norton Edelman: her “Just for today” posts are loving self-reminders about how to keep present. It’s an intimate experience, how she opens up her own practice for me to share. It’s like we’re back on a coaching call again. Yes, sometimes even a coach needs a coach. […]

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My coaching couch

The divan came to me in 1996, the year I spent as a visiting professor in New York City. It was also the year of my first writer’s block. Okay, I told myself, if you don’t feel like writing, don’t. Just don’t, and let’s see what happens. What happened was the divan, among other things. […]

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Alice Munro: 2013 Nobel Prize winner in Literature

An excellent year for women writers

“The Year of the Women Writers.” That’s how Mariella Frostrup, host of BBC 4’s “Open Book” radio program, memorializes 2013. Women swept up most of the Anglo literary awards, with Alice Munro taking pride of place as the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in Literature. I loved listening to the smart discussion that Frostrup leads about […]

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What will you do with your extra hour?

This question came through Facebook, from my college BFF, Melita: “What to do when we ‘fall’ back and gain an extra hour?” You know I advise doing “15 minutes of nothing a day.” Come Sunday, when we get our bonus from the ending of Daylight Savings, you can do a whole HOUR of nothing! OK, […]

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Women we love: Tami Bone

Where would we be without our artists? They’re the visionaries who give form to the unseen, the unknown, the unthinkable. And they help the rest of us fathom a world beyond our own limited experience. Some artists, like Frida Kahlo, limn their inner lives to invent a remarkably vivid personal folklore. With her black-and-white photographs, […]

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“How to Live Glamorously When You Feel Anything But”

This charming video, from “A Bloomsbury Life” blogger Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, makes me very happy. # 3 is my favorite. How about you? (If for some reason the video below doesn’t work, you can also watch it here.) (Want to keep in touch? Click here to subscribe to my blog, and you’ll also get the […]

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Virginia Woolf's writing room, at Monk's House. Photo by Ann Daly

How to Write a Book

“We should have felt it to be not merely wrong, but unpleasant not to work every morning for seven days a week and for about eleven months a year. Every morning, therefore, at about 9:30 after breakfast each of us, as if moved by a law of unquestioned nature, went off and ‘worked’ until lunch […]

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