Category Archives: Thursday’s Thought

The Angel in the House — Virginia Wolf on Perfectionism

This is a slightly edited version of “Professions for Women,” an abbreviated version of the speech Virginia Woolf delivered before a branch of the National Society for Women’s Service on January 21, 1931. It was mentioned in one of my classes … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Glennon Doyle Melton on body image

One of my daughters was telling the other a story about a woman we met, recently.  She was doing her best to describe the woman, and went on and on, describing the way she spoke, what she wore, where she … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts – Anne Lamott On Writing

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for … Continue reading

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Behind the door

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”  – Vincent Van Gogh “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Elizabeth Gilbert on Perfectionism

I think perfectionism is just a high-end haute couture version of fear.  I think perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a milk coat, pretending to be elegant when actually it’s just terrified.  Because underneath that shiny veneer, perfectionism … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Lynne Twist on Scarcity

For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is ‘I didn’t get enough sleep.’  The next one is ‘I don’t have enough time.’  Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought – A Folk Tale About Worlds

A traveler came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment. “What sort of … Continue reading

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