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Inspiration Love Note

The holidays are upon us with all their wonder and hustle, with sparkle and poignancy, and with the possibility for wonderful connections and for the sting of loneliness and missing those we have loved. It seemed a good time to offer you an oasis of inspiration and connection to the vast creative goodness we can […]

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How to Be Yourself

A reader recently asked me to write about “how to be yourself.” Oh, I thought, yes. I love that phrase, packed with so much promise, unfolding, and mystery. And packed with so much pain as we mostly live in a world that shoves and bullies us to be different than we are or judges us […]

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Of course it’s scary to share your voice

I’m just back from teaching a writing retreat where 20 women worked so hard and so bravely to calm their minds and open their hearts and bring their voices forth. It is stunning what we are capable of when we give space, time and permission to our desires. We stopped focusing on word count (do […]

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In Praise of Decency

I found myself thinking about decency after wanting to tear down a campaign sign in my neighborhood. I wanted to yank it out of the grass. I wanted to rip it apart, stamp on it, put my candidate’s sign in its place. Is that what a good neighbor does, I thought, shocked at myself. The […]

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The Gift of Enoughness

I recently watched the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about Fred Rogers and his long-running children’s show. I was so moved by his mission to help each child feel loved, to know they are loveable, and not because they do or accomplish anything. Mr. Roger’s story inspired me to create an audio “love note” […]

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Thoughts on working with anger

Last week I wrote about how I don’t know how to be angry. A week later – no surprise – I still don’t. But I am more ready to learn now because my anger is leaking out (sorry TSA person I snapped at and young man I glowered at when you got into our shared […]

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How to Be Angry (Spoiler: I have no idea)

I was shaken in ways I had not expected by the hearings in the U.S. last week. I was filled with rage. I wept. I shouted at the computer. And I was very surprised. I didn’t even plan to watch. I’m surprised because I’ve traditionally been good at compartmentalizing, good at being able to get […]

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How do you believe in yourself?

You realize it’s a choice. Your choice. You revoke permission from anyone who tries to oppress you, drain you, demean or diss you. You direct your attention toward what you want to do and how you wish to be vs. letting your attention zing wherever your mind or the internet wishes to take it. You […]

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How to Trust Yourself More

A member of the Writer’s Oasis, my support community for creatives who use writing to think or share their voices, asked me recently how I learned to trust myself. I was delighted I could quickly make a list of all the ways I practice self-trust. Not that I don’t struggle sometimes, but I know how to […]

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Become a Mythbuster with Me

I’m offering a free course, Choosing is the Ticket Price to Your Creative Life, starting September 10th – did you sign up yet? You have to sign up here  to be part of the challenge. *** In anticipation of our time together, I thought it would be useful to examine the myths that might be making […]

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