The Magic of Choosing

To Write or Not to Write? I know a lot of folks who recommend not writing a book unless you have to. Writing a book isn’t one of those tasks you can check off in one weekend. It requires a commitment, that’s for sure. Writing a book that’s creative in nature, such as a novel […]

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When to Share Your Story, Part 2

In our last post, we talked about when to share your story if you’re working with a difficult situation, as well as when not to. But what if you’re writing about a difficult story? Do those same rules still apply? Yes! Remember how we talked about the importance of NOT sharing your story publicly until […]

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When to Share Your Story (and When Not to)

When is it safe to share your story, and when isn’t it? This is a question that needs to be navigated with care, whether you’re sharing a personal story with a friend or sharing your story with the wider public. Now that the holidays have arrived, this is a particularly timely topic. In general, my […]

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What’s your story?

The other day, my son complained about feeling left out as the youngest kiddo in the group. I found myself commiserating, telling him that I’d always been the youngest, too, and had also felt left out. As soon as I had that thought, a part of me stepped back and asked if that was really […]

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Reclaiming Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I feel an old, familiar dread. My mother died two years ago and no, I’m not over it yet. Worse still, I may never be.   After the second anniversary of her death, I assumed I’d finally be all right. At least I’d be over the worst of the grief.   […]

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Healing After Grief and Loss

Most of us are so busy and overwhelmed that we barely have time to acknowledge the losses from big changes in our life, whether that’s the death of a loved one, a move or divorce, the end of a job or friendship, or any other major life transition. But when we don’t acknowledge those losses, […]

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Healing Through Writing

As we age, we find ourselves with more and more life events to reconcile, from the loss of loved ones to changing friendships and identities. Writing can help us process these events, start to heal and gain clarity as we find our way forward. What do we need to shed light on? What are we […]

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