Write Your Way to Presence

This simple writing meditation allows you to get present whenever you have a few free moments. 

Get a notebook (or a few sheets of paper and a pen), set a timer for 10-15 minutes, and let your thoughts flow on the page. Allow yourself to become present on the page simply by observing what's going on for you in this moment. Feel free to write whatever comes up or use these questions to help guide you. Be specific and tell the truth. You don't have to show this writing to anyone else.

How does your body feel?

  • Is your neck tight?
  • Are you shoulders shrugged?
  • Is a small headache brewing?
  • Are you sore from yoga class?

What’s on your mind?

  • Are you thinking about the conversation you had recently with your sister/best friend/family acquaintance?
  • Are you writing out your grocery list?
  • Are you worried about work or something going on in your career?
  • Do you wish others could read your mind instead of figuring out how to say what you mean?

How’s your spirit?

  • Are you having fun and engaging in soul-fulfilling activities this week?
  • Do you feel connected to the universe?
  • Are you craving more synchronicity and magic? 
  • How have you expressed your soul desires recently?

For more tips and ideas, check out this article I wrote about bringing more mindfulness to your writing practice. 

Getting Started

Keeping a blog as a writer can be challenging, because I tend to prioritize gigs that pay versus writing for fun. I am so blessed to do what I love, but many times I get caught up in deadlines and forget to feel gratitude for my work or even just stop and enjoy it all.

Can you relate?

How often do we put off the things we love for all the "should's" or "supposed to's" in our life? 

Well, today is the day to get started. It doesn't have to be pretty or even remotely close to perfect. It's better just to put something on this digital paper. 

If you're just finding me for the first time, here are are few articles I've written about writing:

Stoned Crow Press: Write About Butter

Omega Institute: Coffeeshop Creativity

Omega Institute: Bring More Mindfulness to Your Writing

And because I love homework (yes, I'm a weirdo), here's a small assignment for you:

Start a small writing project today, even if it's just the first sentence. Set a timer for 10 minutes and allow yourself to daydream on the page. Write about something you feel super excited or passionate about. Or try complaining about something bugging you, like how you hate doing laundry, getting stuck in a crowded subway or the state of the world. Say it in a way that is unique to you. And if you like what you come up with, post it below.