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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.

An Illusion is not a mirage

In the Torah, Talmud, and other Jewish wisdom texts, words are often defined by what they are not. In Sanskrit (of the Indian tradition), this is true as well. Illusion, or maya, is described as “not real,” or non-reality. It … Continue reading

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Speaking of Volume

Volume  The noise volume that cascades around me at a high end cafe eatery is as high as the prices for a simple drink. When did the volume get turned up? Seems a lot to swallow. Looking for a controlled … Continue reading

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Precipice Preparation

If you can’t anticipate a precipice, be prepared to land on your head. I’ve grown up believing that a precipice is a high before a fall. For me, I’ve always seen an abyss at the end of a precipice. I … Continue reading

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Be Calm Without a Qualm

What’s a qualm? A “daily post” word that is both calming and disruptive, a slight ripple on a tranquil surface. All lakes are qualm-y by nature, as are our decisions, thoughts, and actions. Have no qualms about it. The mind … Continue reading

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Endurance from the Meditation Front

A funny thing happened as I wrote about endurance. The old post from 2013 endured. I couldn’t delete it. So, a few updates: Minnesota artist & writer AJ, visiting New York four  summers i… Source: Endurance from the Meditation Front

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Endurance from the Meditation Front

A funny thing happened as I wrote about endurance. The old post from 2013 endured. I couldn’t delete it. So, a few updates: Minnesota artist & writer AJ, visiting New York four  summers i… Source: Endurance from the Meditation Front

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Take 5 Baby Steps

Take 5 Baby Steps to your Volcano This may not be the best way to climb a mountain, but start with baby steps. Psychologists and coaches talk about the benefits of doing the hardest things first to… Source: Take 5 … Continue reading

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