Posts in Creative Living
My 5 Favorite Books of 2018 + Relearning to be a Reader

For the past two years, among the other tangible resolutions and goals that I set every January 1st, I have been writing down the number of books that I would like to try to read that year. I started small and manageable- a humble 30 books.

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Being On Stage | Self-Transformation + Belonging

5 minutes to curtain. I can’t sit still. My partner is seated and taking deep, meditative breaths to focus himself and meanwhile, I am anxiously hopping around from one foot to another, mindlessly stretching out my arms and shoulders and exhaling with constant breathy sighs. 

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"Don't Think. Jump." | Advice on Taking a Creative Plunge

“Don’t think, jump.” That is what a teenage boy said to me as I peeked over the edge of a seemingly-high cliff into the icy blue water of Lake Superior. Him and his friend had been doing flips and all sorts of acrobatic leaps the whole morning while my friend and I looked on, deciding if our 13-year-old selves had the guts to join.

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Dumping Your Toxic Boyfriend

Before you ask- no, I have not suddenly made a strange and uncharacteristic switch into the realm of dating advice. The toxic boyfriend (or girlfriend/partner) that I refer to above alludes to a different kind of relationship. The complicated partnership between you and your work. 

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What Lifts You Up When You're Down? | Identifying Your Fundamental Passion

I realized through being sick that dance is what will always pull me up from negativity. Yes, I love to write, I love to cook and bake and practice yoga, but none of these things feed my soul and spirit in the same way that dance and choreography does. Dance saves me and lifts me up when I’m down. 

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How to Cultivate a Journaling Practice (and stick to it)

For me, the importance of writing every day comes down to gaining a certain kind of awareness. Finding time to jot down just a couple thoughts, moments, or images from the day gives one pause to reflect on the details and tease out the extraordinary from the ordinary.

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