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Beauty at the beach in Jersey City

During most winters, I live at the edge of resistance, fighting against the cold and doing my best to stay out of it but a walk to the Jersey City waterfront quickly nullifies any need to do battle. The sun glimmers off of the Hudson River and the crisp, cool air brings the New York […]

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Movement to unlock creativity

When I close my eyes and settle into savasana at the end of a yoga class, the final relaxation pose, I am often flooded with scenes from future stories. In this state of total relaxation, creativity blossoms, characters manifest, and ideas multiply. To explore this state of creative inspiration with fellow writers, I am leading […]

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Celebrating a growing community of writers

When you stumble upon fellow scribes who share a similar passion and joy for writing, hold on fast. Don’t let go of opportunities to connect and get out of your cave to practice, share, and collaborate. In the past few years Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided ongoing support to local writers through regular workshops, marathons, […]

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Allow space to create

I noticed the cow standing guard at a clearing in the woods. He had wandered into the forest and watched as we trekked to an area of moss-covered rocks. It was sometime after 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I had led a group on a hike during a recent Jersey City Writers rustic retreat […]

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Chasing the sunrise

You can always return to chasing the sunrise until you get back to your normal or figure out what a normal writing routine looks like for you. What matters is returning to the practice day after day.

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Reflections on school trends

In my latest piece for Jersey City Magazine, “Classroom Cool: Trends in kids’ stuff for the new school year,” I interviewed local parents to explore what items top the list for back-to-school. I loved the opportunity to not only find out what’s relevant for kids now as they prepare for a new school year but […]

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Yoga and writing: ignite your creative fire

I look forward to guiding a workshop this weekend, “Yoga and Writing: Ignite Your Creative Fire,” which is being held in collaboration with Jersey City Writers. The workshop brings together my two favorite worlds. It will offer writers a chance to step away from the keyboard and take an extended break to unblock stagnant energy […]

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