If you’re looking to open up parts of your mind that are dormant, if you feel sort of robotic and empty of real connected genius thoughts and new ways to think about the same things that keep repeating if you want to open life wider to do more to feel more to expand more…
Major inspiration requires nothing more than a pen and paper!
Major Inspiration. Writing in Cursive.
There are so many reasons to actually write, putting pen to paper. There’s an electricity- a dynamic that can’t be beat- that flows when you write by hand. There’s a certain viceral quality of writing that’s unmatched. Ideas can literally pour fourth in a freewrite from energy to hand to page with smoothness…
But beyond all of that there’s huge benefits for your brain to write in cursive !
First, some wisdom from Occupational Therapist Suzanne Baruch in the New York Times article The Benefits of Cursive Go Beyond Writing :
Learning to write in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, something absent from printing and typing.
As a result, the physical act of writing in cursive leads to increased comprehension and participation. Interestingly, a few years ago, the College Board found that students who wrote in cursive for the essay portion of the SAT scored slightly higher than those who printed, which experts believe is because the speed and efficiency of writing in cursive allowed the students to focus on the content of their essays.
Cursive writing can make you smarter!
Virginia Berninger, Professor at the University of Washington, reported her study of children in grades two, four and six that revealed they wrote more words faster, and expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus with a keyboard.
Marilyn Zecher, a language specialist at the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Rockville, Maryland, talks about cursive writing as a help to students who are dyslexic in PBS News Hour’s How Cursive Can Help Students With Dyslexia Connect The Dots:
According to Zecher, students with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read because their brains associate sounds and letter combinations inefficiently. But cursive can help them with the decoding process because it integrates hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and other brain and memory functions.
And that’s just the start.
Try it: Try going back to basics. Grab yourself a journal or a stack of papers and start writing your thoughts in cursive. Let it all flow and flow. Do at leat 15 minutes of free-flowing writing.
See how you feel after a few days of 15 minutes of cursive writing.
It brings me scintellating thoughts, breathtaking breakthroughs and so much more! It’s one of the only ways I know to consistently clear space in my mind and that kind of life de-cluttering is invaluable!!!
The Catalyst Camp is coming soon to de-clutter your home & life. It’s one of my favorite times of year. Lives transform. Minds get more clear. I do it with everyone in the Camp, too and each time, I grow… And the whole Camp grows. The core of it all is clearing space, so I shared some favorite feng shui -filled methods in the free three video series so everyone can get started now ! You can start the free three video de-cluttering series right HERE.
Clearing clutter will be super-fun!!!
And, if you want to dive in to your own personalized feng shui in a modern, practical way, Say hello to Feng Shui 101. Its the guide I made for you to create your own personalized feng shui at home, in the office, wherever you may be in 8 weeks. Its not filled with strict rules or what you must do. Its filled with information, questions, exercises and even videos and classes to help you confidently create amazing spaces with killer feng shui and live with more flow. Learn more about the 8-week feng shui adventure & grab your copy to get started right HERE And, as always, please let me know what happens!