Writing a personal mission statement

This post is an edited version of my 1/9/16 Rutland Herald column, "All Write!" Last week I offered some ideas and prompts for envisioning and planning your future. In this post I will continue on the theme of setting intentions through personal writing methods, this time by discussing personal mission statements. I have found, as … Continue reading Writing a personal mission statement

So you want to be a TLA (writing for healing/change) facilitator?

This evening I was asked by one of my online students how to start a TLA (Transformative Language Arts) -- Writing for Change or Healing -- practice/business. That is a big question and not one easily answered. There are too many factors to consider: location, niche, experience, education, personality, and financial situation, among others. So, … Continue reading So you want to be a TLA (writing for healing/change) facilitator?

A prayer for my readers

This post was inspired to this article by Molly Gordon, "Why you should pray for your clients." As writing is my mediator to both the inner and higher sources of wisdom, I offer up this open letter as a prayer and meditation in honor of my valued readers and clients. Namaste! I do not know … Continue reading A prayer for my readers

What is your Purpose?

"Why am I here?" Oh, boy. For a few years now I've come to a personal understanding that the answer to that question is,  "To Pursue my Potential." For me this means finding the things I enjoy and do well and developing them. It means to Focus with Meaningful Intent and Challenging myself to learn … Continue reading What is your Purpose?

I write to know I Am

The following post is recycled. I happened upon it this morning and it seemed appropriate today to re-post. I have been evaluating my Purpose lately and bottom line is: I need to write. I have no choice in this matter, it is my calling, my need, my salvation. Denying it would be like dragging my … Continue reading I write to know I Am

Sharing your light

I have a friend who used to volunteer as a reading tutor. Her Christmas letter informing me there is nothing as gratifying as helping another person sent me into a self-indulgent, self-hate-fest. I used to complain to my journal or Hubby that I never did anything to help anyone else. I had no desire to … Continue reading Sharing your light

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: 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 … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Serendipity and Purpose