Gratitude lists have always been difficult for me. Not because I don’t feel gratitude for many things, but because they don’t always convey the BIG picture. The big picture is that we can be grateful for the good moments and the challenging moments. Looking at how our moments have transformed us cultivates a deeper appreciation and more clarity. That is something for which I am […]
These trees speak to me and call me by name. They are my medicine. My church. Among the trees, I commune with the Divine.
Nature is a Healer. It is our birthright to follow the medicine that calls to your soul.
39 things I’m grateful for on my 39th birthday Because gratitude is a message to the universe that we are ready accept, expand, live. 1. A partner who loves me, mind, body, and spirit. 2. A daughter who has taught me more about joy, beauty, goodness, and truth than other person on earth. 3. Protection from God’s angels. 4. Poetry. Not just poems, not just words. […]
Having a sense of place grounds us. It keeps us rooted as we sprout out in the world. Describe the places you are from.
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.
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.
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…
If you’re anything like me, you probably find that much of your writing has come from the intense moments in your life. I look through an old pile of journals and read about long-forgotten heartbreaks, about loss and trauma, and other charged moments. There is a reason for this. Our attention naturally drifts toward areas of disturbance. Think about it. You may not often notice […]
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 […]
Powerful writing moves us and engages all of our senses. It requires more than just good word choices. It requires reaching beyond a dictionary or grammar guide into the essence of story: that is into substance of ordinary life. Below are some ordinary, yet powerful, life exercises that will transform your writing. Applied to your writing craft, these exercises will help you see and feel more […]