Writing Prompt: The places I am from

Writing Prompt: The places I am from

Having a sense of place grounds us. It keeps us rooted as we sprout out in the world. Describe the places you are from.

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Writing Prompt: This is my peace

Writing Prompt: This is my peace

Peace is a state of mind and a spiritual achievement. Look beyond your struggles to contemplate what peace would feel like in your life. Then write to define – and create – your version of peace.

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Writing Prompt: I return this to you

Writing Prompt: I return this to you

You have the power to discard and reject the lies that have been spoken over you. You can say, this is not my pain; this is not my fear; this shame is not mine. Declare what doesn’t serve you and send it back to it’s source.

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Writing Prompt: What does your Wild Heart really want to say?

Writing Prompt: What does your Wild Heart really want to say?

Writing helps us cut through the internal critic. What would your truest self – your heart-self – say if it were set free? Try this writing prompt: my wild heart wants to tell you…

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Writing to Discover: The magic of free-writing

Writing to Discover: The magic of free-writing

Writing can create connections between what you know in your mind and what you know in your heart. The process of free-writing is one way to help us get past our inner critic. It’s an exercise many writers to turn to again and again to get the words onto the page and break free of the dreaded writer’s block. But it is also a wonderful tool when […]

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5 Self-Care Rituals for Writers

5 Self-Care Rituals for Writers

Writing about trauma means I have to prioritize self-care in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed. In expressive writing exercises, even if you’re not writing about particularly difficult experiences, writing still requires focused emotional energy. Writers need nourishing acts of self-care to keep them from becoming depleted. In my recent Poetry and Ritual workshop, we talked about the parallels between the two arts. I won’t give away the […]

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How Writing Has Saved My Life – or – A Letter To My (younger, heartbroken) Self

How Writing Has Saved My Life – or – A Letter To My (younger, heartbroken) Self

Writing has saved my life over and over again. These are the words I would have shared with my younger self as I began on the journey of writing, journaling, and healing.

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Basics of Free Writing

Basics of Free Writing

Writing doesn’t have to feel so hard. You’ll often hear writers talk about writer’s block and the struggles of getting the words onto the page. For those that don’t consider themselves writers, this can create the impression of an unapproachable blank canvas, a scary entrance into the world and art of writing. But the real difficulty is not getting the words out. It is getting past […]

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Write About Love: On writing and healing

Write About Love: On writing and healing

When you are writing to reflect on your life and heal a traumatic past, your words can be pretty heavy. I know this. When I first began to write as a therapeutic process, my poetry conveyed my anger. I had been a victim and I wanted to know why. I had suffered and I wanted to shout at the world about this injustice. But as […]

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