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May 11 2015

Every Day a Holiday!

I was cutting up old magazines last night in preparation for another visual journaling workshop. Among my used magazines was an out-of-date copy of O that I don’t remember reading.  As I skimmed through the pages I found some interesting directives for putting more joy into life.  This one especially caught my eye:  Play with the idea […]

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Mar 04 2015

Revising the Vision:

Aside from using your journal to create, commit and review your goals, you can also use writing process to revise resolutions that are no longer viable or important. Life changes daily and sometimes what we wanted in January is not what we want in June. With the support of your writing practice you may actually find yourself […]

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Apr 02 2014

Amusing Questions from the Internet….

My husband closed down his office after thirteen years and moved all of his accumulated books and treasures back home.  While sifting through a neglected box of books I found a little booklet pondering some of life’s important mysteries that had been gleaned from the Internet – which is, of course, the source of all […]

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Mar 26 2014

Feck and Feckless

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What the Feck?! In this morning’s newspaper editorial Jonah Goldberg described a particular presidential phrase as “utterly lacking in feck.”  I thought:  what the feck?  I’ve heard of feckless but had never come across the root word on its own. I have a pretty extensive vocabulary thanks to my father who required that I regularly […]

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Jan 02 2014

The Year in Review

What a whirlwind 2013 was for me!  I travelled many miles on business and for pleasure.  Some things worked for me – and some things did not.  I accomplished some goals while others slipped into obscurity.  Overall it was an exciting and robust year…and I wouldn’t feel as good about it as I do now […]

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Nov 05 2013

Writing Globally

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I have just completed a tour of four universities in Finland where I made presentations to students and writing specialists on journaling, memoir and therapeutic writing.  Every where I went it was clear to me that people are hungry for a method to express their thoughts and feelings.  People want to write.  What is more […]

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May 27 2012

The Crazy Ones

A coaching colleague sent me this youtube link yesterday and I’ve watched it a half dozen times already. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9GTUMh490 It reminds me that the people who make a difference in the world are those who speak out.  Writers throughout time have made it their business to share ideas with the world through language. You may agree […]

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May 21 2012

Pen vs. Keyboard? Which is best?

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In this hi-tech age, many people ask me: Is it okay to write on the computer? Call me old-fashioned, but I think writing by hand helps the imaginative process flow. Of course for today’s young people, thinking and typing seem to be simultaneous. I cannot do it. When I get to the computer I’m in […]

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Aug 05 2011

Spoken Word Poetry – Connecting To Life With Words

Enjoy this video clip by Sarah Kay as she speaks her poems and talks about finding a voice through spoken poetry. Includes great tips on writing from life – why we tell our stories. http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter.html

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Jul 20 2011

Where do writers get their ideas?

I’m at a writing conference this week: From Passion to Profit –learning about success strategies and how to become slightly famous. What I love most about writers conferences is the time in between when we gather for meals and conversation. This morning our breakfast conversation drifted from foods we love to strange foods we’ve eaten […]

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