Category Archives: Creativity

Forever Responsible

And finally one last bit of wisdom from the fox to the little prince. A world of truth in 2 short sentences. “Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible forever, for … Continue reading

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#3 Execute: A Feeling of Strength in Reserve

To pursue the disciplined pursuit of less, Greg McKeown says successful people use routine and ritual to focus on the essential. Artists in all disciplines intimately understand the power of routine. In 2006, Twyla Tharp called creativity a habit in her book, The Creative Habit, and … Continue reading

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Essentialism: Taking Time to Do what You Want

Many of us who love our work and find many things compelling, often find ourselves busy but don’t feel productive. We say yes to everything and advance a millimeter on all of them. I recently heard about Greg McKeown, and his … Continue reading

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The Long View

It helps now and then, to step back and take the long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise … Continue reading

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Spring Poetry

after we parted after we parted and got into separate cars I meant to follow you to the highway and turn left heading east while you turned right heading west and north but when you pulled away I got out … Continue reading

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Jack of All Trades

Sometimes I think my blog should just be about diabetes–or about diabetes and food, or mindfulness and diabetes, or diabetes, mindfulness and food with some art thrown in–and maybe a poem or two every once in a while. In other … Continue reading

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Don’t go outside to see the flowers. My friend, don’t bother with that excursion. Inside your body there are flowers. One flower has a thousand petals. That will do for a place to sit. Sitting there you will have a … Continue reading

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A New Path?

Life and work intruded on my weekly blog posts- most notably: grant funding for the Mass in Motion program I administer is ending in September, 2 years ahead of schedule (!). The city may fund the program, but while administrators wrangle … Continue reading

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That Muffin Isn’t Going to Solve Your Problem

A friend and I were talking about how, when we are eating mindlessly, we actually think muffins, scones, ice cream (whatever food we crave) is really going to solve our problem(s). When I ate obsessively, I somehow believed physical food … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.2 Creativity

After 20 years with Type 1 diabetes, I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Creativity means … Continue reading

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