12
Feb
2017
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We Remember Moments

Many of you undoubtedly have read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing from the Bones. Natalie’s book is celebrating its 30th anniversary and sits on a special spot on my bookshelf. Indeed, when I visited Taos I sat and wrote in the very chair that Natalie uses to sit on and write. One of the writing exercises that I have used...
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11
Feb
2017
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Do You Notice that the Same Stuff Keeps Spiraling Around

Falling apart is alchemical, a process of dis-memberment that promises repair, re-membering, and growth. Re-membering what is important, what matters most, what you are called to attend to, what to love, what to share with others lovingly again and again. Starting over again and again offers me continuous opportunities to play with, cycle through, spiral...
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10
Feb
2017
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I Like Showing My Wild Side

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes In 1996 I recorded my dance of the selchies (seal woman’s) story juxtaposed against my own personal story of being a surrogate mother for my psychotherapist and her husband. For...
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9
Feb
2017
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Play On. Hearts Beat. There is Life. Write from the Heart.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth Write from the Heart Inspired by Melodie Ramone’s writing: Open up. Don’t listen to other people’s opinions. Write in your unique voice. Write standing up. Write when you are sad, depressed, and couldn’t care less. Write when you are feel joyful, hopeful, and willing....
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8
Feb
2017
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A Love Affair with Writing and Creativity (Not Knowing What You are Doing)

Sometimes it just drops in * active possibility * writer’s advantage As I was sitting on the couch this morning writing I began to wonder, What does it feel like to fall in love? I continued to write in my journal and realized that I am in love. In love with writing. In love with...
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7
Feb
2017
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Make It An Adventure: Let Your Soul Lie Down in the Grass THE WORLD IS TOO FULL TO TALK ABOUT

When our family is going through difficult times or when we feel challenged we say, “wonderful, another grand adventure! I like to think of my life as one big, playful adventure. Play, for me, includes everything that life presents moment-to-moment. Today I’m inspired by Rumi’s wisdom: Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what...
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6
Feb
2017
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Be There: Love It Enough

  Focus on the ‘out breath’ while pushing gently and birthing your in-born gifts. ~ inspired by Karen McMillan’s Stillness Meditation Beginnings happen again and again. We see beginnings in nature. In our waking lives. In our night dreams. In our experiences and the stories that we share. I gave birth to my surrogate son,...
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5
Feb
2017
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FAQ: 21-Day ‘Start Your Memoir’ Challenge

Thank you for participating in the 21 Day ‘Start Your Memoir’ Challenge. PLEASE NOTE**You will receive 2 separate emails each day of the 21-day Challenge– (Prompts & Blog Posts) Not a participant? Wanna play? You can join here. (It’s free.) The following info will help you get the most out of the experience, and hopefully answer...
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30
Nov
2016
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The Dance of ShadowPlay: Creating Meaningful Change

For 21 years I began to receive recurring dreams where I am criticized, dismissed, and ignored. These dreams include characters who represent members of my play community in waking life. Being part of of my tribe, these folks are like family to me, and so, the pain at being dismissed lives in my body and influences my everyday...
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