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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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Are You Languishing?

I spent a lot of the last year inside the house, as did most of the world. We decided early on to play it super safe, plus it was simply too hard to parse risk every single day: was it safe to run with friends? Which friends were safe? Did we need to wear masks […]

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When something won’t stop gnawing at you

What am I doing with New York Times best-selling author Anne Lamott? I’ll tell you but first, a little back story. Years ago, I wrote a magazine column for Whole Living, which then got bought by Martha Stewart and became Body & Soul. In addition to the column, I was given a radio show on […]

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Creative Triage After A Hurt or Disappointment

Last week I explored that horrible moment when someone tries to crush your creative dreams and this week, let’s talk creative triage– or how to keep from getting stuck in a stinky story that you suck and it isn’t safe to keep going. Because if you don’t address your fears that “they” are right or […]

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When Someone Tries to Crush your Dream

I became a creativity mentor and writing coach because of a conversation with another writer in my 20’s. I was making inroads in my career as a professional screenwriter but struggling mightily with my confidence when another writer said to me, “Maybe you aren’t really a writer because it’s so hard for you. Writing is […]

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