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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 Among my used magazines was an out-of-date copy of O that I don’t remember reading.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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Dec 14 2013

The Write Way to Manage Holiday Stress

As we move into this holiday season I am filled with trepidation.  I have not lost my childlike excitement for Christmas.  I like the tree, the sound of carols, the baking and decorating and shopping for gifts.  Yet after the holidays I feel flat and unsatisfied. This year I turned my pre-season thoughts to expectations and used […]

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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 11 2012

Everyone Can Write Poetry

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So many people tell me that they “can’t write poetry” – I say ” Of course you can! If you can speak, or think and write, you can create poetry.” I think what people really mean to say is that they can’t write poetry that looks like the forms they learned in high school. Today […]

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Aug 08 2011

Playing with Words: Ekphrasis

For the past several weeks I’ve been having some fun teaching an online course titled the “Joy of Writing”  for the Therapeutic Writing Institute. In my business as a writing coach and workshop facilitator sometimes I neglect my own creative process. Playing with words is one way to juice up my writing in a short […]

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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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Jun 29 2011

The Bright Core of Failure

Looking for the bright core in failure: shifting perspective to stay focused on what’s working.

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Aug 17 2010

Gremlins are driving me crazy!

Last week I made two new journals – from scratch…painted papers, nice hard covers, elaborate stitching on the spines. Now I can’t find them. I swear there are gremlins in my office who take things while I’m asleep. I think of these little guys like the shoemakers elves who come out at night to make […]

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