Thirty one emails & an essay about mindful writing to get you into the habit of a daily mindful writing practice. Get yours now.
I just completed your 31 days of Writing Our Way Home. I LOVED it. It opened my eyes to seeing things newly and pushed me to get started writing in an entirely new way….This is a victory! ~ Carla Reeves
A small stone is a short piece of mindful writing. To write a small stone we simply pause, open our senses & record what we see, hear, taste, smell or touch. Just like Kirsten did when she popped this sweet in her mouth…
frosty lemon drop
cracking like ice
in my mouth
~ Kirsten Nørgaard
Writing small stones means that we pay attention to at least one thing every day, and it brings us into a closer relationship with the world around us, in all its beauty & complexity. Read what other people have said about writing small stones here.
The two year old child carefully picks up each bead he spilt in his sister’s room; the blue ones first. ~ Ruth Stacey
If you’d like to discover the benefits of a month of paying better attention, give yourself some extra daily support and inspiration and sign up to our optional Mindful Writing Booster. Buy now and receive
Thirty one daily emails (starting the day after you register) and each containing
– an inspirational quote
– a small stone
– a beautiful image
– some suggestions to help you write small stones
An essay about mindful writing including a guide to writing small stones. Buy now.
In the wood
lichen covered trees
like hairy old men
who have forgotten to shave
~ Mavis Gulliver
You don’t have to be a writer to write small stones. The process of finding them is more important than the finished product. Searching for them will encourage you to keep your eyes (and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open. Your short written piece (and learning to enjoy writing & the deliciousness of words) is simply a happy by-product of this process.
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