Who ya gonna call?: Your journal, your friend

Originally published in my "All Write!" column in the Rutland Herald, Feb. 22, 2016 under the title, "Your friend at the end of the pen." I think most would agree that the best kind of friend is the one with whom we can be free to be ourselves — our perfectly imperfect selves. With a … Continue reading Who ya gonna call?: Your journal, your friend

Yes! I Will Speak

I stumbled across this poem today that I wrote two years ago during grad school. I don't remember writing it and it's far from the best poetry ever written. But it's fierce, and I like it. Yes, I will speak my truth although you tell me it's not true Yes, I will cry even though … Continue reading Yes! I Will Speak

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 … Continue reading Stop striving. Start listening.

Writing Practice: The roles my journal plays

(I originally wrote this post, with the title, "Writing Practice: How I learned to use my words," for the Transformative Language Arts blog's series highlighting TLA practices.) Writing is my life. Day in, day out, I am writing—four weekly columns, magazine articles, and my journal—or I am helping others get their own words down. And I … Continue reading Writing Practice: The roles my journal plays

Clickage: When it all comes together

I've been a tad hard-of-seeing, for probably, oh, let's see. Ever. I don't mean with my physical eyes (although when I finally got glasses for long-distance in college I was amazed to find that objects in my surroundings actually have edges). No, what I am referring to a general lack of focus when it came … Continue reading Clickage: When it all comes together

W.O.R.D.S: God, Goddess, Godde (or Cleaning up Pee)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): An alphabetical search for questions.* Granted, it's easy to live connected to the Source when the sky is Open and the sun is shining, and the flowers bright. But when life Dumps reality on your head a hundred times a day... Damn it! Every day … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S: God, Goddess, Godde (or Cleaning up Pee)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project: Calling (Or, how do I know my bliss?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Can you hear the calling of your soul? And are you really listening? Listen, listen with your heart, Listen with your breathing In, and your breathing out. Notice how your body feels when Guiding words vibrate within. "It was … Continue reading The W.O.R.D.S. Project: Calling (Or, how do I know my bliss?)

W.O.R.D.S.: Belief (or What is the definition of love?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Belief in a life lived is all I need, because Every day is a leap of faith. Living in unity with the All, Invites me to believe in Trust. Envisioning the path on which I walk Forwards my Wholy … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Belief (or What is the definition of love?)

W.O.R.D.S.: Acceptance (or what is good poetry?)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Acceptance Allow the words of judgement to be Cast off into dust. Care, fully, as a mother who Encourages her children, Pushing with a gentle arm and Tales of loving persistence, Announce yourself ENOUGH! No more bullying in silent … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Acceptance (or what is good poetry?)

To Taste Life Twice: Processing the ‘Power of Words’ Conference

Sitting across from me is a pixie of a woman. Silver hair, warmly tanned skin, and sparkling, smiling eyes. She enchants me with her beauty. And her words. As she speaks, she spins a metaphor that stuns me with its articulation, its clarity, its truth. Putting pen to paper about an experience is like giving … Continue reading To Taste Life Twice: Processing the ‘Power of Words’ Conference