Peter Gibb

Peter Gibb

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Impact of Mindful Conversation

Impact of Mindful Conversation

Mindful Conversation In recent weeks, I've had several people speak to me about the shifting quality of my conversation. Our son, who had been visiting with his family, in a passing comment at the top of the stairs, said, "I love how you talk with people." I said,...

Staying positive in hard times.

Staying positive in hard times.

photo credit: pixabay.com Just when I thought the news couldn't get any more absurd, it does; just when I thought the rhetoric designed to turn us all into cynics couldn't get louder, it does; just when I thought the lies, distortions and conspiracy theories had sunk...

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

  An Update. I've been thinking --beyond Mindful Writing-- about the larger world of "Mindful Communication." Prior to this blog entry, I've focused this blog on the magic and power of memoir. Writing my own memoir, as well as teaching and coaching others engaged...

Where to Start? The Power of Action.

Where to Start? The Power of Action.

How Do You Start a Memoir? A would-be memoirist contacted me the other day. "I've been writing now for several months," she said. "But I can't get it going. Where should I start?' "What have you tried?" I asked. "I've been reading books on memoir. I understand the...

Editing Your Memoir

Editing Your Memoir

There's a saying in the writing world, "writing is re-writing." But a lot of  writers, it seems, haven't heard about this part of the work, or expect to get by without. No writer sits down when the muse strikes, and cranks out pages of perfect prose. Between the...

Personal nonfiction. Dancing with Your Critics.

Personal nonfiction. Dancing with Your Critics.

Who has critics? We all have critics. In writing and in life. OK, some of us have more active critics than others. Inner critics and outer critics. The worst are those nasty voices inside our own minds that nip and nag. "That's no good. No one will ever read that. You...

MINDFUL WRITING – BALANCING SURRENDER AND CONTROL

MINDFUL WRITING – BALANCING SURRENDER AND CONTROL

Mindful Writing is a lot like life which is a lot like dancing on a teeter-totter, “surrender” at one end and “control” at the other. When the desire for control takes over, I buckle down, work harder, make some progress but too often end up banging my head against a...

How 5 minutes a day can change your life.

How 5 minutes a day can change your life.

photo credit: Pixabay Not long ago, I had one of those aha moments. It was the end of the day. I was tired. Just enough energy left that I could hear that still, small voice within addressing me, "I have something to say. Please listen." So I did. And here's what that...

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