HABITS THAT MAKE TIME WHEN YOU WANT TO WRITE

The #1 complaint/question I get from most women: How am I to write anything when I have no time to spare? I’m glad I finally heard your question! Today I share some habits that will literally create time for your writing. While still working full time as a teacher I completed an entire ghost-write for a publisher in under six months of writing! Of course, before I began, I was sure I had neither the time nor the bandwidth to accomplish my goal. I was working full time at a job that didn't give me time to write or spend time doing research. I was attending school for a what amounted to…

MY GIFT TO YOU- FOR WELLBEING!

For some time now I have been contemplating a gift for you. From my collection of modes and means of Wellbeing that are free, easy, and effective I settled on this gem. I couldn't think of a better gift for you this Winter Season than Wellbeing. My Seven Directions Daily Blessing has evolved to incorporate more of my consciousness practices since the first time I heard parts of it many years ago while on retreat.  How you begin each day has a profound effect on your day, your week, and ultimately your life. May this Ceremony create a present and mindful day and pathway. To begin, write down all that causes…

MAKE 2018 YOUR ENERGETIC YEAR- plus Holistic Writing 005

We all like to receive good things. Here's a different kind of planning tool that will help you align with "the good stuff" over the coming year. Feel energized and focussed while you make plans or just live your life! Order your own Energy-Activated 2018 Calendar!  (Order Now and request a free 20-minute consult with your friendly, neighborhood energy specialist! Normally. $150.00 an hour!) Over the years, Friends and Family have asked me to make one of my “woo-energy” calendars for each of them. This year I offer 100% customized calendars. Ding! TO ORDER YOUR 2018 ENERGY-REFERENCE CALENDAR –click on this link to order and purchase your 2018 Energy-Activated Calendar –I will need your…

HOW TO GET OFF THE HOLIDAY ROLLER-COASTER –plus Holistic Writing Relief 004

Holidays often intensify emotions- Loneliness. Loss. Sadness, Restlessness. Boredom. Irritation. Longing for "something." Shame. Guilt. Dissatisfaction. Even Anger! I'd like to suggest that healing is at your fingertips! How? Any pathway that brings you closer to joy is healing, so when you begin to notice unwanted patterns or feel a strong desire for transformation or change, that is a good time to tune in, listen, and respond in writing!  Writing is a resource that can move you closer what you may not even realize you are wanting. Here are some ways to use the writing process to ease discomfort and heal your life, even if you don't believe you are a writer! Let's open the way forward for…

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT WHAT YOU DO HAVE?- plus Holistic Writing 003

There are many gentle ways to use the writing process to heal your life, even if you don't believe you are a writer. Let's open the way forward for you so this holiday season can become a joyful process! Holistic Writing Prompt A- Have you noticed some insistent patterns of irritation in your life? Do holidays always bring up the "same stuff?" Consider that your gifts and talents may be saying they want to come out and play, but they have failed to gain your attention in other more gentle ways! Perhaps your Inner Writer has been asleep for a very, very long time. Let's open a dialog with your Inner Writer, an…

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO FEEL BETTER TODAY- plus Holistic Writing Prompt 002

You have been on my mind, insistantly! At the outset of my work with a client over several months, I assured her I would not flood her email box with self-serving drivel. I would only share an email when there was something significant. Let me offer you, the reader of this email or my blog that same assurance. I have noticed that when one person finds something meaningful, others are calling out for that same healing, consciously or unconsciously. In that spirit, I offer this simple way to feel better today! SIGNIFICANT ONCE and AGAIN- Many of us don’t believe we deserve good things (whatever is on your conscious or unconscious list). I want…

WEEK 34- HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING

The vast majority of your worries are unfounded- and the rest you can handle better than you thought you could. Anxiety will cause you more harm than would occur should your fears come to fruition! "85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens," says Don Joseph Goewey, and this week I offer some of his research and wisdom as well. Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” Goewey says there’s a study that proves what de Montaigne says is correct. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize. Subjects were asked to…

WEEK 33- SIX WAYS TO EMBRACE A ‘CRY FOR LOVE”

When life hurts, we cry out for Love in many ways. What's going on? Is the world one giant Trollville? (In social media a troll is: "Someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.”)  Between trolls, hectic daily life, and the current political climate, my sensibilities are suffering. (I know "they" are getting to me when I start swearing like a sailor!) To be of service, I decided to seek out and share game-changers that hopefully will make a difference in our lives. Let…

WEEK 31- ARE YOU SQUANDERING YOURSELF IN SOCIAL MEDIA?

Your Inner Writer is a Golden Soul! Are you beating your soul senseless by soaking in social media "inflow" day after day (and squandering your gold to boot)? Hey, I'm not pointing an ugly finger at anybody here. My involvement with social media began in the 80's when I worked in the field of music programming for various radio stations here in the US. I wrote weekly comments, observations and marketing musings for magazines that served the recording and broadcasting industries, a precursor to social media, just not digital. My verbal outpouring continued right through newsletter production and on into Facebook, beginning in 2009. What is my point? I may as well have…

WEEK 30- WHY YOU MUST DO THE THING YOU THINK YOU CANNOT DO-

 (PS: call on your inner friend!) Then listen. It happens to everyone sooner or later. You're on deadline and the only signs of life in your brain are a few crickets. Scribbling more than writing, your cave of a mind says, "I can't do it. I cannot write one more thing today. Go away, away, away...." Recently while on a deadline, I looked up and my Happy Kitty Clock twitched her whiskers and seemed to say, "This will only get worse. Why not cannibalize one of your poems?" Alright. What can it hurt to excavate a piece from The Vault of the Unpublished? I had never followed advice from my clock, but…