The people I’m imagining

  1. I’ve been undone by the story of writer Patti Digh and her husband, John, recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. Uninsured through an employer and unable to afford the exorbitant premiums of private health insurance, they faced not only the terrifying diagnosis itself, but also the mind numbing, gut wrenching question of how they could ever hope to afford treatment.… Read more

The Creativity Interviews: Author, Nichole Bernier

As part of my ongoing quest to explore what it means to live a creative life, I periodically invite kickass creatives to come play with us on Zebra Sounds. First, I ask them five questions about creativity, and then they get to ask you something… … and that’s when the real fun (and wild generosity) begins. This week’s episode: The power of pragmatism and fit, Zen grandmas… plus, another GREAT giveaway!… Read more

And by weird I mean… yeah, weird

One of the questions I ask all my beautiful, intrepid creatives when I invite them over to Zebra Sounds to play with us as part of the Creativity Interview Series, is “What’s the weirdest thing that inspires you?” Their answers to that question are often my favorite parts of the interviews, not just because I love hearing about offbeat catalysts for genius, but also because the answers are so unique, so personal.… Read more

Piecing together Connie’s sky

Last Thursday, my friend Jill Salahub wrote a post that stopped me in my tracks. It was about love and grief and fear, the pain and healing of forward motion. It was about being human and as I read it, I felt absolutely connected to her, as if her post were a sort of Kirtan chant and all that was needed now was my response.… Read more

What I learned during 30 days of eating like a child

Inspired by Matt Cutts’s TED talk, “Try something new for 30 days,” I decided (and blogged the decision, of course) to “eat like a child” for 30 days. Before I tell you how that went, let me tell you that now, having actually completed a 30-day challenge, I’m hooked. Thirty days is just enough time to give something new an honest shot, but not so long that the commitment itself is scary.… Read more

The Creativity Interviews: Painter, Connie Hozvicka

As part of my ongoing quest to explore what it means to live a creative life, I periodically invite kickass creatives to come play with us on Zebra Sounds. First, I ask them five questions about creativity, and then a question for you… … and that’s when the real fun (and wild generosity) begins. Today’s episode: Pockets of creativity, snippets on the ground… and another GREAT giveaway * In July, 2011, when Connie Hozvicka’s painting graced the cover of Wild Sister Magazine’s first issue, I fell in love instantly and went searching for the artist.… Read more
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A conversation about love and art, and a giveaway with Julia Fehrenbacher

I’m so excited to interview writer-poet-painter-friend, Julia Fehrenbacher. I first discovered Julia last July when her poem, “Unleashed,” was published on Kind Over Matter. I was in the middle of my Year of Fearless Love, and if you’ve read The Love Essays, you know that July was a turning point for me, the point at which “fearless love” became not just a theory for me to research but a lifeline, a desperate, hopeful leap into the rest of my life.… Read more
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