This summer has been hard on our hearts. I know I’m not the only one feeling it. Every week, every day, some new atrocity. The world on fire. People fleeing and drowning. Children suffering the brutal consequences of adult madness. I watch it happen from my relatively safe corner of the world and find myself
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Hi Anna, I have been wondering how you learn to live a new way of thinking or insight? For example, I love your idea of being gently pulled forward by vision to reach your creative goals rather than being propelled by fear. And the concept of thinking about time as flow rather than scarcity
“My mantra for the last few years have been no more striving. It came as a reaction to my lifelong tendency to constantly push myself far beyond my limits, but it has slowly grown into a way of life. Now, whenever I feel the tendency to push and strive—when that tension starts to build in
I’ve been in a process of simplifying my life for the last few years. I’ve let go of stuff, careers, people, habits, thoughts and all that overwhelm that used to dominate my everyday life. I have less of that now, but still, it seems a hunger is awakened in me. A deep deep desire, that
“I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” Mother Theresa Prayer is a controversial word in some camps. Simply because it suggests religion. Or because it suggests that the divine is outside of you, and that you need to speak in a
I’m not big on the push-through-your-fear discourse. For most of us, trying to power our way through fear does more harm than good. It’s very simple, really. Fear makes us freeze up, physically, emotionally and certainly creatively. We tighten. And when we tighten, flow is restricted. And we don’t ever want to restrict flow.
I was interviewed by my darling friend and fellow creative doer, Michelle McCartan, for her Wise Women series, and it was one of those good talks, where truths are told and wisdom flows. We talked about so many important things – the path from self hatred to self love, the challenges of being an introvert
Writing this post has been on my to-do list for the last ten days, but I haven’t done it. I haven’t been able to connect with my message or with you. I’ve been watching this inability with some patience, because I know why it’s there. I’m in between. These last few years have
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