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Feb
2017
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Don’t Hold Back, Write About What You Feel

Each moment brings an opportunity for play so why not playfully write in those moments that string into minutes.. and then hours…I had a journal with a key to lock my journal as a girl and I loved putting pen to paper and writing even then. As a child, I got the message that my...
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16
Feb
2017
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What You Choose to Write + Create + Share Reveals So Much

My choices have led me to the development of my life’s view. I believe that play can be instilled in every moment of our lives and is the portal to creativity. When I chose to be a surrogate mother for my psychotherapist and her husband I had no idea that what I experienced during the...
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15
Feb
2017
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Begin Doing What You Want to Do Now

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake… ~Sir Francis Bacon I’m reading ‘The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty’ by Francine Toder, PhD Apparently when the...
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14
Feb
2017
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I WRITE (CREATE) WHEN I AM BUSY, TEARY-EYED, JOYFUL, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGED

I am finding that I can write just about anywhere and under any circumstance when I embrace imperfection. There are times in my life when I haven’t written in my journal. One of the longest periods of time of not writing was during my surrogate pregnancy. Two years after the giving birth and relinquishing my newborn...
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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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