Meditate Write Now Meditate Write Now offers meditations and ideas to inspire you to write more productively and powerfully in your personal and professional life. Whether through private writing coaching and editing services or in a small group, we can help you dust off that novel or find your memoir voice. And you don't have to be a writer to enjoy the meditation exercises. They're designed to bring more rest to your nights and energy to your days. Here you'll find:
On Your Way: Exercises and ways to move forward in your meditative or creative practice. What keeps you from reaching the goals you set? Be on your way, not in your way, to clarifying and accomplishing them. Information about general individual or group sessions and tele-classes are posted under Calendar of Events. In addition, custom-designed sessions offered include:
- Meditation for Moms: Addressing stresses and challenges of raising children, including those with special needs; finding "me" time and healthy balance, for parents with children of all ages.
- Meditation for Health and Healing: Whether a physical or emotional condition, financial or other crisis has beset you, targeted exercises will help you cope, endure, and gain perspective.
Write Away: Writing prompts and craft exercises to jump start or polish your work. Readers are invited to submit short pieces and we'll post the best of them.
Coaching and Editing Services: In a first consultation, we'll identify what you want and strategies to get you there.
Writing Excerpts: Excerpts from writing group members or my writing will occasionally appear. Some excerpts are good examples of responses to writing prompts.
Blog: Posts with a contemplative edge on the curiosities of contemporary life invite discussion. I've added MeditateTake5 for quick hits of rest and reflection.
Quote of the Week: The stiller we are, the clearer our focused awareness. Complete stillness is not the goal. Rather, cultivate a still presence while attending to the work at hand.
Inspiration for October, 2012: Network! Continually building communities of support is a great boon to writers, as is writing with other writers. Take time to see what your support network looks like. Consider volunteering in schools or organizations, or joining a literary or writing group.
Recently I was stuck on a manuscript revision. A colleague I met through WNBA (Women's National Book Association, a great org., check it out), sent me a detailed critique she had generously worked on over the summer. The timing was perfect and got me through a lonely dry spell.
Another colleague and friend, Pei Ying Spirito of KidsDada, Inc., and I began to collaborate on marketing her comic strip, which is popular in Asia, here in the US. The focus of "For Stubborn Kids Only" is on positive messages for all kids, including those who are interested in learning Chinese or whose families are connected to Chinese-speaking countries. I will keep you posted. Not for kids only, check out Pei's charming site, www.KidsDada.com.
May the brisk Fall days bring you abundant opportunities to connect and collaborate!