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Why is Maya Angelou chasing me?

Why is Maya Angelou chasing me?
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”–Goethe Sometimes my dreams are really crazy. Disturbingly, I often have dreams of people chasing me trying to harm me (it’s usually people I know). Last week, I dreamt Dr. Maya Angelou – THEE Maya Angelou – was... Read more »

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness
Last night, I was commuting home later than usual. I said a prayer of protection over myself as I was exiting the train (a particularly wise practice ANYTIME you’re traveling on the Green Line) . As I walked, I also prayed for others who were commuting late just like me and I thanked all the... Read more »

My Artist's Way Toolkit and iPhone App Launched Today: Get 1 Month Free Access

My Artist's Way Toolkit and iPhone App Launched Today: Get 1 Month Free Access
I was going to write that everyone who really knows me knows that I am in love with the book, The Artist’s Way, but apparently, even people that don’t know me at all know that I love Julia Cameron’s classic book. Last spring, a rep for Penguin (Julia’s publisher) contacted me about a new Artist’s Way toolkit... Read more »
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31 Day Reset Challenge with Rosetta Thurman: Day 2

31 Day Reset Challenge with Rosetta Thurman: Day 2
Okay, Rosetta cut right to the chase with Day 2!  I wasn’t trying to do this much thinking so soon-Ha!  The topic for Reset Day 2 was “Take an Honest Assessment of Your Life”. Needless to say, completing yesterday’s exercises didn’t go as quickly as I’d hoped (I was working on it before going to a... Read more »

31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge with Rosetta Thurman: Day 1

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Sigh. Thirty-one days implies that this challenge involves doing something consistently for 31 days. Side A of the same old Sandria song is down for the cause…optimistic…ready to go all in. Oh, but that B side. The B side is set to violins. A sad song laced with procrastination, inconsistent follow through, doubt…all of its... Read more »

soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show Interview with Sandria Washington

soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show Interview with Sandria Washington
Tonight at 10:30 p.m. CT, I’m chatting with Kymberly Keeton, host of the soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show and woman behind the soflynmythirties blog.   I’ll be talking about the Study Hall – Chicago: Writing-Based Creativity Community I facilitate every Sunday in the Bridgeport neighborhood and hopefully, plugging anything else she let’s me sneak in! Hey, there are... Read more »
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How to Write a Rejection Letter: Inspiration from life and SARK

How to Write a Rejection Letter: Inspiration from life and SARK
Letter writing is a lost art, but I want to find it. If not for the world, then at least for my own enjoyment and sanity. Last night, I was flipping through one of Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy’s (SARK) books, “Make Your Creative Dreams Real,” and came across a “write a rejection letter” exercise. I recently... Read more »

I Eat Books for Dinner: no, really, I do

I Eat Books for Dinner: no, really, I do
I have yet to put bookshelves up in my new “penthouse loft,” which is kind of a problem since 90% of what I own is books. I finally had a light bulb moment the other night and realized my unused cabinet space is usable. Instant bookshelves!  Works out kinda nice since I converted the “breakfast... Read more »

....It's About Getting Over My Control Issues and Being Vulnerable: thoughts on writing

When you create art and release it to the world, you open yourself up and your art to interpretation.Perhaps even some criticism. I don’t always like that. Maybe that explains why I don’t always write. Most times, I have a point (even when I’m writing about seemingly pointless things) and when it’s all said and done,... Read more »
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Yes, I'm 31-Years-Old and I Still Take Field Trips!: fun on the North Side

I have tons of Sandria-isms, but my two favorites that should be trademarked and quoted often by others are: “I don’t do parties, I do events!” “I’m funny as hell!” It’s the latter quote that caused me to put my money where my mouth is and drop 300 some-odd dollars for the Level 1 Comedy... Read more »
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