Five Senses Image-Writing: Bees, Dragonflies, & Grasshoppers

You are walking on a summer day through a field of flowers. The sun is hot and the flowers and bees are beautiful. You are alone and happy. OR You are walking through a field of dandelions and wildflowers. It’s hot summer. Your skin is sticky from the humid heat. You smell the dry pine […]

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Spiral-Storming: Getting To The Heart Of It

I have always imagined that at the very eye of the funnel cloud, you will find what the storm is really trying to say … Do you remember being in elementary school, and first hearing about brainstorming? And then being in high school and hearing about it again? And then maybe in one of your […]

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Writing In Community: What Does This Look Like?

Many of us are used to writing alone. We might writing our blog posts alone at our desk at home, or we might take a walk with our nature journal and sit on a log while writing down some thoughts, or we might visit the cottage and walk to the beach to write, or get […]

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Yoga + Writing = Yoga-Writing

Stretch the body, stretch the brain, stretch your words onto the page. These practices are more connected than you might have realized. Yoga opens your body, your mind, your breath. You writing voice comes out of your body, your mind, your breath. Your words come from your experiences, which are buried in the pulse of […]

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Writing From The Compost Of Our Lives

Sifting through the rich compost soil is something gardeners know well: letting it pour and slide through our fingers, feeling its warmth, its richness, its readiness to be used for planting, its smell of worthiness. Writing is a lot like this. We all have things we are proud of, memories where we can look back […]

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The Magic of Creating

A beautiful day for sitting outside with this inspirational book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The sun and birds singing and breeze and fresh air offers a sense of freedom and open space that gives me a good mental space for writing. I am reading Big Magic with my Creative Book Club. I love leading […]

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Jill Grunenwald’s Running With a Police Escort

When I first picked up this book at Indigo Chapters, and started browsing through the pages, I found myself laughing out loud at the recognition of myself in this narrator. Written as a memoir, this never-giving-up runner finds herself always at the back of the pack and the end of the race, to the point […]

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Every Mama Needs A Clubhouse

Hey Mamas, do you remember that secret clubhouse we all adored or wanted to belong to, when we were kids? That tree fort, or garage, or abandoned shack where we sat on logs, drank Kool-Aid or a bottle of coke with a handful of licorice, scratched our initials in the wooden sun-patched walls, or gathered […]

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