Ivanka Trump was widely panned for suggesting that busy mothers should get regular massages, because for many of us that’s just not realistic. I myself, have never been into meditating. And if I don’t like something, I’m not going to end up doing it. A friend says that people always tell her to slow down, [ Read more … ]
Many years ago during the summer after I received my PhD, I stood on the mountain overlooking Berkeley and the bay. It was late at night, with a brilliant, star-filled sky. I gazed out over the city and Bay and committed to myself that I was going to live a creative life. Creativity was going [ Read more … ]
Creative people aren’t any different from people who don’t consider themselves to be creative. It’s just that creative people have chosen to say “yes” to their heart’s longing to express itself.
Picasso famously said that every act of creation begins with an act of destruction. We live within a creative process…a creative process that is continually destroying and transforming our man-made things, relationships, and institutions. It’s as if the Universe is in a continual process of “making” and we are its ingredients. We’re part of the [ Read more … ]
My very first teaching gig was in the Adult and Vocational Ed teacher credentialing program at UC Berkeley. I taught there for two years, before moving on to other things. Those classes were so inspirational for me… my students were working teachers of all ages who taught all over the Bay Area. They taught in [ Read more … ]