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!

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...

Guard your Inner World

December! The holiday season…My 🎂 birthday month 🎂 ! And closing in on the END of the weirdest year I can ever remember. Oh yes, things have been upside down, inside out and dark and gloomy in so many ways. From the pandemic-that-never-ends to the fires here in Oregon...

Exhausted AF-But totally worth it!

Exhausted to the bone. 🦴  Yep. INTENSE!  Putting yourself out there, getting your voice into the world, risking the ol “what will they think” BS.  Having some rude responses, but actually getting mostly GREAT feedback AND encouragement. Seeing possibility where I...


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