• An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    June 2018
    Lovingkindness. Compassion. Equanimity. Empathetic joy. These are the four virtues I learned about in a single lesson from a Buddhist teacher. It was so many years ago, I can no longer remember the teacher’s name, but his lesson has stayed...
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  • September 2016
    Excellent suggestions! As a reader, I love it when writers can capture the surprising and the sensorial. As a writer myself, I really appreciate your ideas for honing that skill. Thank you! 
  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
      If you feel scattered, frazzled, and overwhelmed, a sure cure is a practice of silence. Setting aside a regular time for silence can be challenging, but if you can find just ten minutes a day or an hour a week, silence will bring...
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  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
    Advice is a tricky issue for writers. On the one hand, we need it, seek it out, and hope it will help. On the other, we sometimes resent it. Advice can save our writing, as good editors have done for me more than once, or it can lead us into writing...
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  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
    Lovingkindness. Compassion. Equanimity. Empathetic joy. These are the four virtues I learned about in a single lesson from a Buddhist teacher. It was so many years ago, I can no longer remember the teacher’s name, but his lesson has stayed...
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  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
    I resisted reading Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” I’m skeptical of organizing schemes. Also, “tidying up” sounds too much like housework. Yet, I kept hearing good things...
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  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
    "Always fall in with what you're asked to accept.Take what is given, and make it over your way." — Robert Frost This is one of my favorite quotes, something I try (often falteringly) to adhere to. It has helped me...
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  • An article by Jill Jepson was featured
    July 2016
    I often write about criticism. Whether to listen to it or ignore it. How to manage the emotions it brings up. How to get past it. It never occurred to me that praise is also difficult to handle—not until recently, when I found myself caught...
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