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My blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, rants, ideas, and tips on writing, being a writer over 40 and my personal journey. It’s a creative space to help my ideas grow. It also hopefully is making a difference and inspiring others to write and I can’t imagine a better reason than that. If you would like to guest blog email me with a topic and why you think it’s a good fit for my blog. Read More

Why Being A Writer Matters Now More Than Ever

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in All The Things, Inspiration, Memoir, Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on Why Being A Writer Matters Now More Than Ever

In a world of 7 billion people and counting, with hundreds of millions of books, blogs, web pages, essays, articles and poems you might wonder if you even matter in a world saturated with so many options. The conclusion is that even with more and more people writing the answer is still yes. You matter because you are here. When we consider that we will never know the answer to the mystery of our human existence the best we can do it is to celebrate, help each other, and make a difference. We make a difference by serving as an example to...

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Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Memoir, Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

  Everything is a mindset, which means you have the ability to shift your mindset and start living into the life you want at any given second, no joke. For writers this means start writing, or write more (or insert your favorite creative project.) If you’re slacking on your writing now is the time to re-up. What I mean by mindset is that regardless of the situation you are in, or how your situation is presenting itself, you have the control to view this in a new light and to prevail. The main concern of most writers is this: “I don’t...

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3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

Being stalled as a writer happens to the best of us, from best selling authors, to poets, to journaling, to first time bloggers. The day seems to always come when a writer sits down to write and suddenly nothing happens, nada, just panic and silence. For some people this kind of stuckness gets masked by active procrastination. For instance the previous sentence was written at 7am. It is now eleven-thirty. I have spent the past four hours sorting my laundry, looking up travel locations in Italy, and creating a new smoothie recipe, which then...

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Give Up Trying To Fit In.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in All The Things | 2 comments

Give Up Trying To Fit In.

If you haven’t noticed yet, there is only one you. As much as you’d like to think that you’re just like everyone else, you’re not. The hard part is staying you. What I mean is people will try to talk you out of being you. Most people want you to be “normal” or to “fit in”, but that just means giving up your personal freedom and conforming or becoming invisible. Seth Godin, bestselling author and world-class marketing expert says,”Fitting in is a short term strategy. Standing out pays off in the...

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7 Signs You’re In Resistance

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in All The Things | 0 comments

7 Signs You’re In Resistance

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage“ ~ Anais Nin Like many people I have a need to follow my calling. I’m a writer and a coach. I want to help people create the life they want authentically and help writers write from their hearts. You would think I’ve mastered resistance but I still get caught in it’s trap. Resistance never seems to go away. It’s how you choose to deal with it that makes a difference. I know the seven ways resistance tries to fake us all out. Keep in mind that...

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Start Procrastinating!

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

Start Procrastinating!

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~Napoleon Hill~ You read it right. I said, “Start” procrastinating. Why? Because I’ve noticed that some of my most productive friends and colleagues are true procrastinators.  They fall into a type of procrastinators that I call “The Do-ers”. They simply Do what has to be done. Sometimes this comes with a cost. Basically they put off things that don’t serve their purpose, in order to be completely...

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The Horror. The Blank Page.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

The Horror. The Blank Page.

The blank page. Empty, oddly silent. It is both a  terrifying place, yet a place of possibility. Depending on what you’re writing,  the blank page can be fun or a total freak out. It is especially hard when you are writing a memoir or writing stories that are personal.  The closer you get to the private moments the more you might fear what people think, but it’s in the private moments that you tap into a universal place for all of us to relate to. Your job as a writer is to let it all out. Your stories might seem frivolous or mundane to...

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Walking Off A Cliff: Writer’s Block

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

Walking Off A Cliff: Writer’s Block

“It’s not like you don’t have a choice, because you do — you can either type, or kill yourself.” ~ Anne Lamotte ~ The truth is that most writers don’t like to write. Here is what they like: to have already written. Writers block sucks, but is there really such a thing? Seth Godin writes about “talkers block”: “No one ever gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the...

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