The power of voice

I have long known the power of song. Whether sitting in the audience or on the risers myself, it is a rare time that the tears don't immediately spring to my eyes at the first note. I am usually blubbering by beat three, tissues whipped out and sniffling muffled. OK, I exaggerate (slightly). What I … Continue reading The power of voice

Writing over my own fears

I recently wrote an article about writing through fear. I'm good at telling others how to use writing for their own healing and self-discovery but as the saying goes, "Physician, heal thyself." I realized there are issues I have resisted for years. I've tried to write from a deeper place to find healing but always … Continue reading Writing over my own fears

Follow your bliss, if you can find it.

If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they … Continue reading Follow your bliss, if you can find it.

New Writing and Wellness Center Opens

New Writing and Wellness Center Opens By: Joanna Young, Reporter for Wisdom Within, Ink Rutland, Vermont: In the midst of Rutland City, there is a tiny haven. It stands behind a fence on a residential street and started life as a garage. However, it now heeds a higher calling. The Writer's Refuge is a place … Continue reading New Writing and Wellness Center Opens

Forget Will, it’s about Mind Power!

If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right. — Mary Kay Ash Why we fail Innocent until proven guilty, right? We all know that it is human nature is to operate under the opposite tenet. And we also tend to prefer Believe Once Proven. We all have things in … Continue reading Forget Will, it’s about Mind Power!

Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

Yesterday I attended the Women Business Owners Network (WBON) Winter Conference in Manchester, Vermont. Everyone of the speakers was fantastic and one woman noted she felt "drunk on the energy." I can't begin to share all the things discussed but I will tell you, it was powerful! I believe in serendipity, in the power of … Continue reading Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

Ready. Set. Goals!

I love the New Year. I love starting over and the feeling of getting back on schedule (especially after the nutty holiday season). But above all I love starting a new journal! For the past few years I have just continued using the current journal until a) I ran out of pages or b) I … Continue reading Ready. Set. Goals!

What’s your mission?

Today I wrote the mission statement for this journey I am calling Wisdom Within, Ink: It is the mission of Wisdom Within, Ink to (re)introduce the healing, creative and empowering art of journal writing to those wishing to discover their authentic self. Why do companies write mission statements? To determine their intentions, their purpose, their … Continue reading What’s your mission?

Jour du Journal: Perspective of your future

Guess what? I'm a prophet! An en-visionary, a manifester, a future-maker! Yesterday while I was teaching a workshop I shared a Perspective I had written on 10.23.08 but had dated 10.23.09. I discovered much of it had come true. A Perspective is a journal entry written from different angle, in this case, from a future … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Perspective of your future

Jour du Journal: Looking down the road

Yesterday I read a post about a couple making the most of early empty-nest syndrome while their children were at camp. For me, their week alone without children to hamper their spontaneity was a glimpse into my own future - a future I look forward to. For those of you who have no offspring to … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Looking down the road