I'll be giving an online interactive talk, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Using Mindfulness to Write," for the New Hampshire Humanities Council this Friday, April 24, at 5 PM, EST. Feel free to join us!
Here's the sign-up link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh1t0edj59b3beee&oseq=&c=b0c83b7a-2e6b-11ea-a6fd-d4ae52754db0&ch=b0c94704-2e6b-11ea-a6fd-d4ae52754db0
Here's the talk description: Writing can become much more fulfilling if we think of it as happening right Now. Much is lost when we overlook the present moment because we forfeit rewarding writing experiences in exchange for stress, frustration, boredom, fear, and shortchanged invention and creativity. Through mindfulness, we can reduce our writing apprehension and the writing blocks that come from future- or past-oriented thinking. In this presentation, we discuss writing tools that emerge when present time is highlighted. Participants will learn basic strategies to incorporate mindfulness into their writing lives.