Starting to Write is the Hardest Part

Every one of these Mondays I go through the same trouble: starting to write. This is my writing week. Just me, tucked away in our little cabin in the woods with pen & paper, my laptop, a few good books, and provisions. These are the weeks that I fall deeper in love with writing. I also fall deeper in love with my Husband who suggested I rearrange my work schedule like this in the first…

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I am a Meditation Failure

The idea of meditation has always intrigued and frustrated me in equal measure. We constantly hear of the great benefits of meditation: peace of mind, better ability to process information, less stress, yada, yada, yada. But every time I’d sit with my legs crossed, ready to meditate, I’d get anxious. And then when guided to concentrate on my breath … well, I’d forget how to breathe or worse, I’d think myself into an asthma attack.…

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