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A Big Week on the Interwebs

As you may have noticed, I’m offering Teach Now again, with my friend and co-creator Michele. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever had a hand in creating. I’ve been on fire writing guest posts about teaching and I thought you might enjoy one or two of these butter bits of goodness… can you […]

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A Genius Gets Out of Hot Shower and You Will, Too

It appears to be Patti Digh week here at the Savor & Serve blog. Today, we have another helpful writing video: What to do when a swarm of glittering ideas overtakes you on a saunter, but when you get home, you find you got nothing. All that brilliance crumbles between your keyboard pecking fingers and […]

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How to Make Fear Your Writing Companion

My friends Patti Digh and Susan Piver and I met up on Skype last week to plan our September writing retreat. While we were there, we discoursed in helpful and hilarious ways on how to make fear, if not your friend, certainly somebody you can write along side of. Isn’t that a great idea – […]

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You Just Want to Be Heard

seen witnessed grokked. Isn’t it so? You don’t want to be fixed made better no! The white bone of your soul wants to be heard.   To be heard, it appears, we also must be listening. Which entails opening the tent flaps on our hearts and letting the stories of pain and suffering, and of […]

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How to Defeat Resignation

There are days – weeks! years! – when it is so tempting to despair. To slip into resignation like an old shirt, dingy and stained, far from flattering, but oh so easy. Comforting in its utter lack of responsibility. :: Perhaps you look at the government of your country and wonder how people elected to […]

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How to Discover What You Want to Write

I’m toast. Exhausted. In need of renewal. Since I refuse (most of the time) to be a hypocrite, I am taking a few days off. I wanted to write a post about how to savor renewing but I’m too toasted to write it, and if forced myself to write it, I would be a hypocrite. […]

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Early Harvest Brings Creative Freedom

I’m writing in the living room at the Mable Dodge Luhan house in the midst of leading my annual writing retreat.     I can still taste the gluten-free coconut strawberry cupcake from dinner. I can hear the applause from the reading circle happening nearby. I can sense hearts stretching as each woman steps ever […]

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Liberate Your Genius Now

What liberates your genius? (By genius I mean that which brings you alive and brings your gloriousness to the world.) Enough sleep? Bounteous self-kindness! Community? How about mindful questions? I adore questions – after all, I designed an entire organizing system around them. We ask not-so-mindful questions all the time. “Do I have to wake […]

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Learning What You Are “Meant” To Do

                    Have you said it? Or heard a friend or client say it? “This is what I’m meant to do.”                                      or “This is not what I meant to do.” Join me in banishing these words from our mouths, our brains, our future. “What am I […]

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