Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Write to get right

What's Jack up to? He's kinda quiet this morning which makes me a little nervous. Like a toddler, when Jack is too quiet it means he's into something. Yesterday it was going though the DS's pockets to look for hidden candy.

What am I reading right now? Well, I'm glad you asked. Ok, I'm not crazy, you didn't ask and you may not really care, but it's my blog so I'm sharing anyway. I got this book The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron from a good friend, Patricia of PVE Design who did my lovely banner design.

Patrica and I have been friends for years, working together in fashion and bonding over both having twins. In all the years she's known me I've always been on one diet or another. She also knows what a fan I am of Julia Cameron and her books The Artists Way and The Right to Write. So when Patricia heard Julia speaking on Oprah XM radio she ran out and got this book for me.

I'm just about done with it and so far it's really interesting and different as far as diet books go. Julia doesn't endorse any one diet program just "clean" eating and whatever works for you so it can be done in conjunction with whatever your doing (for me it's WW... again).
She stresses getting in touch with your feelings through writing as a deterrent to eating. So instead of going for the chips she suggests going for the pen and exploring why you're really eating. It gets pretty deep and asks some tough questions. But they are important ones.
I have a feeling I'll be writing a whole lot in the upcoming weeks. Wish me luck.

On another note check out the cool tote I unexpectedly got in the mail yesterday from Domino Magazine. I got it for subscribing and as far as free totes go I love it. I'm a huge tote girl. It's a beautiful chocolate brown accented with a cool turquoise. Very chic and a perfect functional size. Thanks Domino! Love Ya.



Melissa said...

Domino is a great mag, right? As far as the writing-about-eating thing, I just did a story for Quick and Simple magazine about Janice Taylor, who makes art as an outlet for her emotional eating. She's pretty fascinating, and a bit kooky. You can find her at

pve design said...

Kwana - ya know I love you! I thank you for giving me so many great books, The Artist's Way, Art & Fear but most of all for your forever friendship. Somebody upstairs must be accountable, and I am forever grateful! Now, I am counting on you to write, to get in touch with all those deep and dark words with the pen or key-board. Food, what food!

Kwana said...

Thanks for that Melissa. I'm going to check it out and I just love Domino. It's always inspiring.

Patricia, no thanks ever needed!

nova said...

I would have to have a pen glued to my hand. I think about food all the time. I dream about it, actually. Maybe I should just write about it instead? You are so lucky to have a good friend who knows you so well.

Kwana said...

Thanks Nova. She is a good friend and I am sooo racking up the pages. When am I not thinking about food? Never. But the real question is when do I actually eat? It's a really good book. Maybe it's something to this thing.

LondonCalling said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your banner and your writing style. Smiles!

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I heard Julia Cameron speak a few years ago - she had a good sense of humor. Thanks for sharing the book. I love my Domino bag - although my daughter has recently taken it over.

Kwana said...

Thanks, London and Notting Hill. I thought both your sites were great and I'll visit often. Please come back. And my banner was done by Patricia of PVE design. Feel free to visit her site or blog. She's so talented.

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