As we leave 2020, our Poet Laura reflects on the generosity of the earth to her inhabitants, and considers ways to give back to the earth. Earth poetry included!
Poet Laura: The Generosity of a Poem
Can a poem be generous? Our Poet Laura, Laura Boggess, considers the generosity of gifting a poem, whether crafted or curated, to another.
Poet Laura: A Dedication to Whimsy, From Your New Poet Laura
Meet Laura Boggess, our newest Poet Laura and the first “Laura” Poet Laura and get a glimpse of her dedication to whimsy.
Resilient Book Club: Part 4—Relating
In the final discussion in our book club of Resilient by Rick Hanson, Laura Boggess leads us in a conversation about Relating, and our inner strengths of courage, aspiration, and generosity.
Resilient Book Club: Part 3—Regulating
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Resilient Book Club: Part 2—Resourcing
In this week’s installment of our book club of Resilient by Rick Hanson, Laura Boggess discusses the role of resourcing ourselves to build resilience, and reflects on grit, gratitude and confidence.
Resilient Book Club: Part 1—Recognizing
In this week’s first installment of our book club of Resilient by Rick Hanson, Laura Boggess discusses the role of recognizing in meeting our needs, and considers the inner strengths of compassion, mindfulness and learning.
Book Club Announcement: Resilient by Rick Hanson
In August, Laura Boggess leads our next book club discussion of Rick Hanson’s Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakeable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness. Join us!
Pandemic Journal: An Entry on Cutting Your Son’s Hair (and the Lilac Bush)
In a new Pandemic Journal entry, Laura Boggess reflects on the cutting back of things literal and figurative in a time of social distance and isolating.
Pandemic Journal: An Entry on the Light Outside My Window
Light outside the window after days of chilling rain offers new hope in the buds, in the eggs, in the peonies, even in the pandemic.
How to Be a Better Writer: Tree Artist Date
Join Laura Boggess as she hops the fence and wades through the grass to sit a while under the leafy branches of a giant tree.
Become a Better Writer: Maple Syrup Artist Date
The syrup-making man shares about his business, his face shining as he talks, and I surprise myself by accepting an invitation to visit his sugar house.
Artist Date: Apiary
On a visit to an apiary, the bees live out a powerful metaphor for anyone who wants to become a better writer.
How to Become a Better Writer: Marinara Artist Date
Ideas for how to become a better writer may be as close as the back yard, or even the kitchen. Today’s artist date will make you hungry for more.
How to Become a Better Writer: Clover Artist Date
Laura Boggess knows how to become a better writer: go on an Artist Date in the back yard, where the clover beckons.
Artist Date: Sesquicentennial
Come along on an Artist Date? This week, we explore a state capitol and see what its history can tell us.
Artist Date: Adena Layers
Come along on an Artist Date? This week, we’re humming to layers of souls.
Artist Date: Orchid Conservatory
Take an Artist Date to the un-useful plant section of a conservatory. Un-useful, that is, unless you see the value of sudden play.
Journey into Poetry: Laura Boggess
I was afraid of poetry. And so, I avoided it.