Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 26 (Full Moon) Y is for Yes! This is the last post of the year-long Authentic Voice Project. I didn't always stay on schedule but I did make it through the whole … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

Authentic Voice Project: C is for Christ

I realized with discomfort that my last Authentic Voice Project post was in itself Inauthentic. I chose a safe word to explore. I shied away from tackling a true "trigger" word. I again silenced my voice out of fear of rocking the boat. I realized the hypocrisy of this and now I must fix it … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: C is for Christ

More thoughts on Authentic Voice (and writing)

Authentic Voice is that which longs for interconnectedness, looks toward growth and actualization (as opposed to purely “defense” needs and “elemental drives” such as eating, sleeping, finding shelter, having sex [Eisler, 190]), and is not “encased” by societies’ rigid hierarchical gender roles and stereotypes. It is not selfish or self-centered, but a recognition of “our … Continue reading More thoughts on Authentic Voice (and writing)

Trust your pen

I have to share a beautiful experience that speaks to the power of the pen to tap into something deeper and older than we can explain. This morning I was reading The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler. I won't go into all the emotions this book arouses in me but I cannot emphasize … Continue reading Trust your pen

Natural Wisdom – in verse

These poems were written by a participant in one of my recent workshops, Natural Wisdom: Writing as Spiritual Voice. They are Alphapoems written in response to prompts while listening to sounds from nature. As you will read, not all are directly related to nature, but this is an example of the wonder and power of … Continue reading Natural Wisdom – in verse

Burning Rage

This is a very personal post. It is the result of trauma that occurred because my voice was muted. I see this “dream” and the writing of it is as the whisper of my returning voice (a loud stage whisper, perhaps?).  Rage, which is a socially unacceptable emotion, especially for women, is coming forward and … Continue reading Burning Rage

When opportunity knocks… and hands you a gift

Yesterday I received a card through the mail. Inside was a magnet that read: "When opportunity knocks don't be the one who says, 'Can somebody get that?'" This gift was from Kay Adams, founder and director of the Center for Journal Therapy, and it represents a bigger gift which she gave me when she called out … Continue reading When opportunity knocks… and hands you a gift

Julia Cameron on Morning Pages

  Read an interview with me about how The Artist's Way and Morning Pages changed my life at Creative Voyage   The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal  

On a quest to find the truth

I'm sitting here in this hotel room and suddenly I'm struck dumb. No fighting children to break apart, no dinner to prepare, no responsibilities. I could write all night if I so wished. But nope, nothing. Too quiet, no time limit. But I'm not here to write this blog post anyway. Truth is, I came … Continue reading On a quest to find the truth

Jour du Journal: Interpreting the Universe

As I lay coughing and spluttering in my bed today, I read my friend's email response to the cancellation of our weekend together (and this is why she and I are friends... birds of a feather...) It seems like it’s one thing after another. Deepak Chopra wrote something like if it seems like there are … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Interpreting the Universe