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One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers...

More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache?...

Omega: Women in the 21st century are forging new paths while being held to impossible “women's magazine” standards—“perfection” and “balance” are words you encourage women not to use. The Signature of All Things tells...

Omega: In your book What It Is, you have a character that says, “The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord...

Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. Creativity is about living life as a journey into seeing and communicating the extra-ordinariness of the...

Omega: Your forthcoming book, Big Magic, is about creative process. “Stubborn” is a word you evoke to describe your writing practice. But you also “ascend toward stubborn gladness” as a way of being joyful and loving...

Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice? 

Elizabeth: I keep trying. I really do...

Writing is a practice that requires both focus and imagination. Writers must paint details on the page that translate abstract ideas from their mind into readable stories and content.

Poet Robert Bly once said, “If we want to create art...

Writing can be a great way to slow down and connect with your creative self. But what if you don't think of yourself as a good writer or don't know where to start?

You don't need to write the great American novel (or even have any skill...

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