I rarely get serious on Cigars and Cupcakes but with our country more fractured than I’ve seen in my lifetime; it’s time to grow. Not just grow as individuals but together as a race, the human race. I know that’s so corny and over used but so acurate. It’s time to focus on our similarities, learn about and love our differences, and empathize with eachoher’s pain. Acknowledging one persons pain does not disregard the pain of another. It just allows us an opportunity to show empathy and love.
Let’s unite, Black, White, whatever! It’s time to grow together as a planet and spread love and kindness wherever we go!
Every time you see a flower growing amid other plants think about the beauty of diversity. Look at that flower and remind yourself that it was once a seed just like every other plant. Seeds grow into different sized plants and have different colors or shapes but ultimately they all grow together to create a beautifully complex ecosystem. I love sharing my ecosystem with each of you.
I’m working on the results and discussion sections of my dissertation, ugh…school! But I have hit major writers block on the other 5 articles I’m working on. That got me thinking about cures for writters block-I mean I can’t be the only one…
Calm: One creativity killer is anxiety. When you start thinking that you’ll never write anything good enough, what will your editor think? or will my readers even like this…STOP! No I mean it, literally picture a large stop sign in your mind reading STOP. Take a step away, almost watch yourself work, figure out why you’re even writing in the first place.
Distract: Take some time to get away from the writers block frustration. Make a tasty meal or go on a quick jog…anything that will help put your mind in another place. Showers and pedicures often work for me oh and of course writing this post.
Kindness: Be nice to yourself. There is never any reason to berate yourself. I tell people to talk to themselves like they would a small child. You wouldn’t tell a child “you’re so stupid,” “you can’t write at all,” “You’ll never fisish this.”
Inspiration: Find something that inspires you, a location, a person, a color, or a song. Just allow it to take you over completely.
I hope this was helpful back to my writing UGH!!!