Can Howling Make You Smarter?

Wowzers! I invented a new use for the MuseCubes today. Story first, then tip below: The Story: Singing Unlocks Brilliance My friend Annie came over to cowork with me this morning. We usually meet for 3 hours, each working separately on important projects. Nothing like...

Art Supply Pep Talk

Today I got to meet Leah Piken Kolidas! Leah is an artist who sells her fabulous work online, coordinates the Creative Everyday Challenge, blogs, and a bunch of other cool stuff. She and I know each other from twitter, but we live on opposite sides of the country....

MuseCubes & the Right-Brain Business Plan

“I want me some of THAT!” was my reaction when Jennifer Lee showed me her business plan —  a hand-made, collage-covered 3″x5″ accordion book all about Jenn’s business Artizen Coaching. That was a year ago. This weekend I finally GOT...

The Joy Diet ~ Wands, Spells, Insights

I finally found an apartment. I’ll be moving on Sunday. Living alone for the first time since I moved to the Bay Area. Wow. Talk about being smack dab in the midst of a rite of passage! Each night for the past week, I’ve collapsed on my couch exhausted....

The MuseCube Team Expands

The holiday season is right around the corner, and I have a goal to sell 500 sets of MuseCubes — 5 times the amount sold last year! Problem is, I don’t have enough time, hands, or patience to make that many sets myself. I need help, and I need it soon!...

The Joy Diet ~ What I Really, Really Want

Normally I’m a pretty good directions-follower. Scratch that. Really good! On this week of The Joy Diet blogging group, however, I barely read the directions.  I just glanced at the title — Desire — skimmed the text, and dove right in. Hence: the...

The Joy Diet ~ Fake Truth, Real Truth

Sorry about the gross picture. But it can’t be helped. This week I’ve been telling the truth. And the truth is not pretty. In fact, she can be pretty darn grotesque sometimes. All this truth telling is related to the book The Joy Diet, which I’m...

Walk Stop Run

This post is part of a project to share reflections about all 28 of the Core Elements of InterPlay.  For background information about InterPlay or this project, read What the Heck is InterPlay?!. For the longest time, Walk Stop Run was the most challenging activity I...

The Joy Diet ~ Much Ado About Nothing

Doing Nothing sure does take a lot of work. For the last week, I’ve been attempting to do Nothing for 15 minutes a day. I’m doing this along with at least 75 other wiley women who are reading and blogging about Martha Beck’s The Joy Diet. This is...

Babbling: The Best Icebreaker Ever

This post is part of a project to share reflections about all 28 of the Core Elements of InterPlay.  For background information about InterPlay or this project, read What the Heck is InterPlay?!. The Best Icebreaker Ever Recently, my mom forwarded me the following...

What’s an Academic Coach?!

From Academic Coaching There’s an area of my professional life about which I’ve been strangely silent on this blog: my life as an academic coach for teens. I’m not sure why I’ve been so tightlipped about this amazing work; maybe I’m...

Hand to Hand Contact

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBIaOEsabZk&hl=en&fs=1&] How often do you giggle these days? I’m guaranteed a good giggle whenever I stand palm-to-palm with another person in an InterPlay context. There’s something about a partnered...

MuseCubes in the Blogosphere

MuseCubes are popping up everywhere! I’m especially grateful to a group of creative women bloggers who have spread the word this month. As Jenn, Jamie, Leah and Cynthia share their impressions of the MuseCubes,  I’m learning oodles about the power of...

Body Data, Body Knowledge, Body Wisdom

Listening to my body isn’t hard at all.  But acting on what I’ve heard is. For example, most mornings my body hurts.  Especially my neck and back. When I’m getting more exercise, they hurt less. When I’m not exercising, they hurt a lot more....

You Got Skills? MuseCubes Photographers Needed.

Nature MuseCubes MuseCubes Non-Natural Environments I’ll cut to the chase — MuseCubes need help! Of the photographic variety. I’ve done a fairly good job with my point-and-shoot Canon, taking pictures of the MuseCubes in outdoor settings (click on...

Ecstatic Following

This blog post is a quickkie. I’m technically on retreat, but I couldn’t resist the wireless access in one corner of the dining hall. You see, I’m infinitely grateful the Wreck This Journal women. And today is the final day of our summer experience....