Successful Women of Israel

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Month: November 2013

Morning Pages and Writing Practice

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the terms, morning pages is writing practice.

Morning Pages is a term coined by Julia Cameron; writing practice by Natalie Goldberg.

Julia Cameron holds that a writer, upon waking should write three pages of longhand. “In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it” she says.

Unfortunately I can’t find my copy of Writing Down the Bones so I won’t be able to quote Natalie Goldberg. But take my word, she is a master of teaching the art of writing. And if you haven’t read Writing Down the Bones then go get a copy. And don’t lose it.

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Rob Ford and the Whisky Priest

Rob Ford. The disgraced Mayor of Toronto who refuses to step down despite admitting to buying illegal drugs and drinking excessively.

The Whisky Priest. Graham Greene’s nameless protagonist in his masterpiece The Power and the Glory. He drinks excessively. He fathered a child.

Rob Ford is not a priest. And despite enjoying the title “His Worship”, to which he’s holding on to for dear life, I would say it’s safe to say, the man is no longer held in high-esteem – or more correctly – should no longer be held in high-esteem.

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Sparkle

Sparkle because you can or sparkle because you must.

But sparkle.

Because somehow we’re all here for a reason.

And you’re here to sparkle. Because that’s what stars do.

It’s not going to come easy. It takes a hell of a lot of energy to dazzle in the night.

But you know that already. Because you know what it’s like when you’re dying to sleep.

And an idea hits you over the head with a frying pan.

Except that now you’re too dizzy to pick yourself up. Your pen and your notebook are too far away. Maybe they’re in outer space.

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