the writing files

Rising from the ashes

July 2013 As a writer, and thoroughly an artist at heart, I got through some of the toughest times of life thanks to my creativity. I could weave something that felt beautiful to me, out of even the most painful…


Liz Gilbert on Creativity

I remember being 16 years old, with a freshly broken heart, writing a poem on a scrap piece of tracing paper and sketching pencil perched against the subway window in commute rush hour.  I must have looked insane but I…


my own meditation

“Why do you come to sit in meditation? Why don’t you make writing your practice? If you go deep enough in your writing, it will take you everyplace.” (From Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones)