Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

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 Among my used magazines was an out-of-date copy of O that I don’t remember reading.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 […]

No responses yet

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 […]

No responses yet

Feb 25 2015

Review, Evaluate, Recommit

Published by under Uncategorized

Every resolution has a potential for success, and every resolution is only that – a resolution.  Your goals are not cast in stone but rather are flexible and dynamic plans to help you stay focused.  Writing down resolutions and action steps makes you twice as likely to succeed but in order to know if your  plan is delivering what you […]

No responses yet

Feb 11 2015

It’s Not Too Late to Set your New Year’s Resolutions.

Published by under Uncategorized

If you are like many people, you start the New Year with a list of ‘resolutions’ and the energy to make it all happen. Then about March you lose focus, find yourself distracted by life’s little emergencies, and forget about the ideal year you envisioned. This year, with your journal by your side, you have […]

No responses yet

Jul 27 2014

Playing with Words: 20 Odd Questions

Published by under Uncategorized

My husband subscribes to the online version of the Wall Street Journal. I don’t like to read the newspaper on line. I want to curl up in bed with a cup of tea and the newspaper folded just so; precisely into halves-vertically or horizontally-the same way my father would fold his Wall Street Journal at […]

No responses yet

Oct 06 2013

Writers on the Sound – Edmonds Washington

Published by under Uncategorized

What a terrific conference! Beautiful location on the shore of Puget Sound plus exceptional workshops on a variety of topics. Here’s a tip from the memoir session I attended: It takes 10,000 hours of writing to earn your writing chops! So if you aren’t keeping a journal it’s time to start. Get in on the […]

No responses yet

Aug 19 2013

Are we having fun yet?

Published by under Uncategorized

Everywhere I go I hear people saying “I just don’t have the time” when it comes to doing something fun or self-satisfying.  We all have twenty-four hours in every day. Somehow, though, it just doesn’t seem like enough. We aren’t getting the book written, the art projects completed, the garden planted….We aren’t taking time to pet the dog, […]

No responses yet

Sep 29 2011

572 peanuts in a jar of peanut butter….

Published by under Uncategorized

Did you know that it takes 572 peanuts to make a jar of peanut butter?  According to an NPR report yesterday, America is in the midst of a peanut crisis. We are running short of peanuts and the price of peanut butter is rising. While this may not be a catastrophic event, the peanut shortage […]

No responses yet

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

No responses yet