Author Archives: Barbara Meyer

Morning Pages

I have made a new resolution to start doing Morning Pages again. Morning Pages are the brainchild of Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way. Every day you get up (a little extra early) and write in a 10×8 inch notebook whatever is in your head. You write 3 pages and stop. You don’t think about it or try to make it RIGHT. You just write it down. It is really a form of meditation. And I find it works.

Morning Pages (MP’S) are brain dump. You get all your fears and anger and sadness and happy thoughts and things you are proud of or things you need to do that day down on paper and OUT of your head. It gets it out of the way so you can do your morning work. Think of it like going for a walk or jog or just having an early cup of coffee. It wakes you up and gets you going.  I like to have a piece of paper next to me while I do them to write down the things I want to do that day. The MP’s help me think of them. Putting them on a piece of paper makes me remember them but not worry about them NOW. They are for AFTER I finish the MP’s.

It may sound very New Agey and it can be. But business executives are getting into it:

Just start. Any day you want. Set an intention to get up about 30 minutes early and just do them. This is not good writing; it is even not “free writing”. As I said, it is brain dump. Afterward you will be much more able to face your day.

As they say, don’t knock it until you try it

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Trust the artist

I am in the process of having some new tunics made to go with my costume. Julia (Needlman is making them with the help of a very good local fabric artist named Jennifer Smith. This last week, they perfected the basic pattern and showed me some design elements they will be using to make… Continue Reading

Eating a Frog

Many years ago, when I was still working as a Librarian, someone had pasted a funny bookmark on their locker. It showed a photo of a frog and said: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse can happen to you all day.” I loved that bookmark! I thought about it… Continue Reading

Candle Magic

Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight. –Nursery Rhyme We all wish for things. Sometimes we wish on stars, sometimes on birthday candles. Sometimes we pray, sometime we just wish. Sometimes, our wishes come true. I have been asked… Continue Reading