It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. 1984 I was having an unexpected conversation with a student the other day. She was clearly upset and I asked her what was going on. She was having trouble with a classmate who… Continue reading The Thought Police, Part 1
Write songs you can’t sing. Choreograph dances you can’t dance. Celebrate both your limits and what you have to offer. So often, people treat their limits like the end of the road. “I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough. People don’t like me.” Thank you, Stuart Smalley. So often, people use their limits as… Continue reading Do What You Can’t Do
I had a fascinating experience over the last two weeks. After speaking with my coach, I set a goal of writing every day for the two weeks between our calls. We agreed I would give it a shot and then we’d debrief. I’ll give you two guesses how much I wrote over the last two… Continue reading Am I Setting Goals Correctly?
On this momentous International Women’s Day, with protests happening all over the world surrounding reproductive rights, the wage gap, and systemic misogyny, I wanted to post about something I have been thinking about off-and-on for a while now. There is a continuing debate that sounds incredibly grammatical, but is in fact credibly philosophical, and is… Continue reading Are You the Subject or the Object? (The difference is spirit.)