Storytelling: Writing To Heal Your Life

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“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.” -Z.N. Hurston I was recently asked an interesting question about my healing process. What is something I did to begin and where exactly did I start? The answer is writing. In many ways, I wrote my way to healing. Not only on this blog but also in my journal, more »

On Getting Out Of Your Own Way And Succeeding

I went to Santa Cruz for a visit with my Sophomore son last weekend. College doesn’t seem to have changed much since I was there a few many years ago, except everyone now has their nose in a Smartphone. The food in the pantry is a bit different and I don’t remember my house full of girls being quite as dirty more »

Dear Life-Changing Events of 2010:

Dear Live Changing Events of 2010: I wasn’t terribly fond of the way you entered my life a few years ago and unapologetically devastated everything without warning. Who gave you permission to do that, Life Changing Events of 2010? While my life wasn’t what I’d call perfect, I was fumbling my way through. I’ll admit I was too scared to more »

Tools for Healing Physical and Emotional Illness

My son has been wandering around the house fighting a cold for the past week or so, and despite my best efforts to avoid the cloud of pathogens, which included ingesting copious amounts of oregano oil, my body succumbed to the alien invasion of cold+flu germs. I hate being sick, but as I lay here flat on my back, I more »

Gratitude Journals + Manifestation Books: My Moleskine Obsession

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Today, I thought I would share this slice of the chaotic way I try to organize my creative self. I have an embarrassing love affair going on with Moleskine journals. It has gotten out of hand. But, honestly, I can’t help myself. Every time I see a new style, I try to figure out a way to bring it into more »

Feeling Your Feelings: Read ‘Ensouling Language’ by Stephen Buhner

Ensouling Language book

One of the most worthwhile things I have re-discovered these past few years is to allow, trust and honor feelings and emotions. In my other life, I felt things, but I would push those feelings as far away as possible. I did not live an inhabited life before everything fell apart, I lived at the edge, peering in. For me, “feeling” more »

The Language of Emotions: Taking Control of Your Healing

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This post is from a year ago. Perhaps longer. As much as I hate to admit my own limitations, I am exhausted and in a place where I need to step back a bit and figure out the future. Lately, I cannot find solace in my writing mind. There are just too many things floating around in there.  The experience more »

Share Your Story and Connect to the Healing Bandwidth

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I spent the last week in New York City, and having not been there in over twenty years, was happily overwhelmed by the noise, hustle and bustle. It is so vibrant — a welcome contrast to sleepy San Diego, and the street art is amazing as well. I could spend hours walking and adrift in the flow of people who more »

Listening Skills: How You Listen Is How You Do Everything

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending an author seminar. On all levels it was a mind expanding experience, because it made me realize how far I have come, how far I have to go and that there are some amazing people in the world doing really incredible, good work. I was inspired and overwhelmed in the same more »

A Writer’s Retreat with Jennifer Louden

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I originally posted this a year ago, and as I was reviewing the last twelve months as a blogger, this retreat stands out as one of the hallmark experiences in my healing and writing process. The week spent under Jen’s tender guidance gave me the permission I needed to start exploring what I wanted in life, and write it down more »

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