Author: Ann Hutchinson

Gut-wrenching Reading and Writing

The Artist's Way, anyone? Wow. For those who are unfamiliar, it's a book by Julia Cameron for artists of every stripe to get in touch with the artist within. And it can get very intense. More so, still, when you pair it with a book that has you working...

Embracing Detours

If you’re familiar with the comic The Family Circus, you know that Bil Keane’s young Billy character often took a circuitous route home from school, shown by a dotted line of where he’d been. When my own children did that I would refer to it as “taking the Billy...

Shoulds Paralyze

SHOULDs are not a good motivator. In fact, they have kept me away from writing here for years. I am much more motivated when I can come from a place of love, gratitude and desire. Shoulds paralyze. Gratitude and desire motivate. ...