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Writing Advice For When You Need Words But Don’t Have Them

Sometimes you have to write and you aren’t a writer or you are, but you don’t want to do this particular piece of writing. Perhaps you need to create content to market your business, or for a work assignment, or you need an artist statement, or even because you’ve been asked to write a eulogy. […]

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Deepen Into The Longing

What do you desire right now? A really good piece of toast?  Better health?  The scene you are writing in your novel to hold together beautifully? The world to remember civility?  Everyone to rally together to avert the worsening climate crisis? Pause. What do you notice about this experience of wanting? What quality does it […]

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Why bother to create when the world is burning?

I heard from three creators recently who are struggling with why bother? A reporter who wants to write personal essays but wonders why anybody would care when the world is dying. A non-fiction writer who has reported on the climate crisis and now wants to write fiction but also wonders if it’s a stupid waste […]

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It’s tough out there

It’s tough out there. Between the IPCC report on climate change, the devastating spread of the Delta variant, the wildfires, and extreme weather worldwide (it looks like a nuclear winter outside my window right now), I’ll be honest: my mood is fragile. I can only imagine how parents with kids feel.  And nurses, doctors and […]

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What Really Helps Me Write

I’ve been writing since high school. More accurately, I’ve been learning how to write since high school. The editor of The Woman’s Comfort Book, my first book published in 1992 that went on to sell 350,000 copies and is still in print, told me a few years ago, “You know you really weren’t a good […]

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When to choose comfort and when to choose creative risk

I love comfort. I started my career writing about comfort and self-care with The Woman’s Comfort Book. I believe in the transformative power of healthy comfort. But I also intimately know the fine line between “Time for a nap because I’m tired” and “Time for a nap because I’m afraid of launching my new program.” […]

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How do you remember that what you want to create matters?

Probably the most common question I get from the writers and creators I work with is: “It’s hard sometimes to give my creative work a feeling of importance. It’s easier to do the things I’ve been asked to do by others or I’m getting paid to do. I’ve been working on this for years!” Here’s […]

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Want to Clear Out the Stuck?

The last year+ has caused many of us to reassess what matters to us. To make changes, or start to make changes, to explore what has more heart and more meaning.  Or as one client said to me, “I’m tired of supporting everybody else to shine. It’s my damn time.” If you are ready to […]

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We are all in liminal space

We are all in liminal space. Betwixt and between what was and what will be. Personally and collectively.  Richard Rohr writes about liminal space in Everything Belongs: “…often remain trapped in what we call normalcy–“the way things are.” Life then revolves around problem-solving, fixing, explaining, and taking sides with winners and losers. It can be […]

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Why Bother Anniversary

Telling us a story about a why bother time in your life in the comments below! I love reading them! April 28th May 4th May 7th with Karen Salmansohn

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