Creative Writing as a Pathway to Self Love

“Once you have learned to trust your own voice and allowed that creative force inside you to come out, you can direct it to write short stories, novels, and poetry, do revisions, and so on. You have the basic tool to fulfill your writing dreams. But beware. This type of writing will uncover other dreams … Continue reading Creative Writing as a Pathway to Self Love

So You Feel Called to Write: A Compassionate Creative Manifesto

“I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way too.” – Mary Oliver I have spent time with so many people who shyly express interest in writing. In these conversations I hear a lot of “… maybe… someday… when there is more time… when I Figure … Continue reading So You Feel Called to Write: A Compassionate Creative Manifesto

The Challenge (and Sweetness) of Slowing Down

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” – John De Paola At my church this weekend, we talked about inner peace. We talked about quieting the mind, about centering, about breathing deeply into the core of our stomach instead of the superficial breathing that usually consumed our lives – … Continue reading The Challenge (and Sweetness) of Slowing Down

Knowing What You Know – Part I

“At the center of your being you have the answer: you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu   In many ways for me, this has been the year of I Don’t Know. I went through all my schooling like a good little girl, even bounced into taking some … Continue reading Knowing What You Know – Part I

11 Lessons from Blogging – From My Heart to Yours

Happy first birthday to my blossoming little blog! If you have ever spent a moment on this website, I thank you from the depths of my spirit. Here are eleven lessons that I have learned through my writing adventure this past year. I hope they resonate with your own lives and lessons and growth and … Continue reading 11 Lessons from Blogging – From My Heart to Yours