Guest Post from the Originator of the Take What You Need Projects – Katie North

A few weeks ago, Katie North came forward and commented on my Take What You Need - Vancouver post introducing herself and explaining how this whole Take What You Need phenomenon started. I followed up with Katie and asked her if she'd do an interview or blog post with me. Below is Katie's story, in … Continue reading Guest Post from the Originator of the Take What You Need Projects – Katie North

Random Acts of Kindness for Writers #RAOK

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, (in case you hadn't guessed from my Take What You Need post!) I’m participating too! Today, I'm going to celebrate two writers who have helped me along … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness for Writers #RAOK

Take What You Need – Join the Spread of Good Will

Since my post a few days ago, a growing number of people have shown interest in the Take What You Need project and flyers. I love the idea that by offering such things, it helps you tune to these wavelengths in yourself. Pictures are cropping up everywhere: And we'd like to see more. Although it's not … Continue reading Take What You Need – Join the Spread of Good Will

Take What You Need Project – Vancouver #takewhatyouneedproject

A few weeks ago, on the kind of grey drizzly morning that Vancouver is famous for, I found a handwritten sign that said: "Take What You Need". The sign was set up like a for sale sign with tabs across the bottom, but instead of contact information, the the tabs offered the most valuable things … Continue reading Take What You Need Project – Vancouver #takewhatyouneedproject

Meditation to Meet Your Muse

For those of you who don't know, in addition to writing, I teach meditation. So in honor of the letter M, I came up with a meditation/visualization exercise for writers, called Meet Your Muse. In Ancient Greece, the muses were goddesses of poetry, literature, sciences and the arts. Considered responsible for inspiration, they were sought … Continue reading Meditation to Meet Your Muse