Jour du Journal: Serendipity Fest

How’s this for a series of events? 1. I response to a call to submission on a national mother’s writing forum. She published my essay (my first published work). 2. Turns out the editor/zine just happens to be based in a town an hour away. 3. The very week I finally subscribe to the local […]

Jour du Journal: Serendipity and Purpose

Yesterday on my other blog I wrote about Serendipity in my life. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. I choose to take this definition a step further and say that these “agreeable” things that occur do so because we are – consciously […]

Waiting for the serendipity to stir

I realized I hadn’t said much about serendipity or positive thinking lately. Since I started the job that was the result of a serendipitous event, life has become kind of run of the mill. Despite having not worked (out of the home) for 4 years I have slipped back into the routine and mindset of […]

I DO believe in fairies, um I mean, serendipity

Serendipity has to be one of my favorite words. Merriam-Webster defines it as the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. A couple of days ago, I walked into the daycare center to pick him up my son and I walked out with a job. Phenomenal. Valuable. Agreeable. Really not […]


Something amazing has happened. The universe saw that I, despite the Fear, was working toward my goal of becoming a writer and journal-writing teacher/therapist; believing in myself and my abilities. I cannot tell the whole story yet as nothing is official. I have been trying hard to believe in what some call “manifesting” for many […]

Stop striving. Start listening.

This is a follow-up to this post: On a mission (statement) I’ve written of Serendipity and Synchronicity before. There have been many examples of it in my life, such as the time two women showed up to one of my workshops out of the blue. It “just happened” that these two women were from the […]

A Path to Publication, part 1: It isn’t about publication

You know what scares me? Publishing my book. No, let me rephrase that. You know what DID scare me? Yup, until a week ago, the idea of going through the process of getting my book published gave me chills. It seemed a Mount Everest of Unknowns, with only the guarantee of the frost-bite of Rejection […]

About: Wisdom Within, Ink/”Re-INK Your Life!”

Re-INK Your Life!” Coaching and Workshops MISSION STATEMENT To help you find your story and your voice through expressive writing, creating new narratives to live by. Wisdom Within, Ink is the result of following my heart. The personal authenticity journey that began with Julia Cameron’s ‘Morning Pages‘** from The Artist’s Way became a belief in […]