Writing is NOT Optional

Here’s the deal. For me, writing is not an option. It has always been there, and it is always tapping me on the shoulder. It wants to be freed. It is always nagging at me like a cranky baby, it wants to be born. I can no longer neglect the intense desire because of excuses or doubts. So here I am, shedding excuses. I am a writer, and I shall write.

Writing Down the Bones

Just start writing they say. Whatever comes out. Let it flow. “Writing down the bones”, as author Natalie Goldberg says. Allowing thoughts to transform that blank page. No holding back. Even correcting and editing should wait until a lull in the flow of words. Just get started…past the hump. Don’t interrupt. Somewhere inside there is something to say. Something profound or relevant to share. But just beginning is the hardest.

As Tony Robbins suggests, I ask myself some better questions: Can I believe that something I’ve been through matters? Could my experience and growth and expansion really help someone else? Could my writing be a source of support, inspiration or enjoyment for even one other person? Hell yeah! So let’s do this baby!

Doing What You Love is an Obligation!

“Doing what you love isn’t a privilege; it’s an obligation.” ~Barbara Sher, author Refuse to Choose! All my life people have been saying 'what are you gonna be when you grow up', or 'what do you do for a living' or 'what is your dream job'? Have you heard this too? I...

Choose Fear or Choose Love

Whirlwind of many months, no blog. Oops. I was living/doing/being and kind of forgot. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” – Leo Tolstoy No way...

Relationships are the Garden

I think relationships are the tricky obstacle course on the journey to enlightenment. They provide the fertile ground for massive growth and delightful harvests. This is where we are truly tested to determine if our ego or our spirit gets to flourish. Hard to believe...

The Even Fierce-r Pollyanna

Gonna be honest here,Jan 2021 has been a rough start for me.  I have been troubled by headaches this whole month thus far, not feeling like writing or doing art much at all.  Pain in the side of your head is NO JOKE. OW! I kept asking myself why?  I am not a headache...


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