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This is a place for all the weird things I think about. Mostly it’s compiled all of my inspirations, fun videos, bravery, fears and freaky ideas. I feel that life is about finding joy, passion and a sense of purpose by being our true selves. If these words speak to you, this blog and my community are for you!

[VIDEO] Finding Courage To Write in Times of Crisis

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in All The Things | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Finding Courage To Write in Times of Crisis

[VIDEO] Finding Courage To Write in Times of Crisis

In this video I talk about the big C. Courage. As writers this is the time we need to push through our fears and write like our lives depend on it, because it does.  It’s easy to stop writing and stop being creative when the only thing on our mind is survival during 2020, but now is the time you want your muse by your side the most. If you want your muse to stay right by your side it’s important to remember these three C’s to be an unstoppable writer: Courage, Consistency, and Compassion.  The question is: how do we build up courage in a time...

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[VIDEO]Three Simple Self Care Strategies for Writers

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in All The Things | Comments Off on [VIDEO]Three Simple Self Care Strategies for Writers

[VIDEO]Three Simple Self Care Strategies for Writers

‘Sup boo! I can’t believe it’s already July 2020. I feel like we’re all waiting for 2020 to end so we can finally get past COVID, the election, and find our way back to whatever “normal” is going to look like. It’s become glaringly obvious to me that the real virus right now is fear, and many people have put off self-care and dropped their routines. Moms are homeschooling, many people have been furloughed or laid off, and people are starting to realize that it’s now or never when it comes to...

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[VIDEO] How to quickly get past the three phases of fear every writer goes through.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in All The Things | Comments Off on [VIDEO] How to quickly get past the three phases of fear every writer goes through.

[VIDEO]  How to quickly get past the three phases of fear every writer goes through.

In this July video series I’m going to take you from fear to fierce!  Show Notes From Video:2020 has been one of the strangest years in all of human history. The entire world has been gripped with fear and it’s hard to reprogram ourselves to feel safe.  Many writers are falling into the rut of watching too much news, drinking too much, eating poorly to sooth and falling out of a healthy routine.  The good news is if you shift your perspective, 2020 is actually one of the best years for many creatives and writers! I like to think of it as the...

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Before Covid-19 , Cell Phones, and the Internet (a prose poem)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in All The Things | Comments Off on Before Covid-19 , Cell Phones, and the Internet (a prose poem)

Before Covid-19 , Cell Phones, and the Internet (a prose poem)

Below is a “micro-memoir” or sometimes called “flash-memoir”. The format allows you to take an impactful memory and create a short compelling story or poem. I teach a specific system to make this easy for you. Remember it’s not the size of the work that counts, but rather the impact it makes.  Here’s my Micro-Memoir about hiking in Skokie Valley while I was remembering my life forward and backward in time. This Thursday I am hosting a LIVE 3-hour workshop...

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7 Signs You are In Resistance. Resistance is a Shapeshifter.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in All The Things, Resistance | Comments Off on 7 Signs You are In Resistance. Resistance is a Shapeshifter.

7 Signs You are In Resistance. Resistance is a Shapeshifter.

 Resistance is a Shapeshifter.Resistance is not something you can point at. It is not visible. Just like gravity, we see the results of it, but we cannot put it in a jar and show it to you. Try to point to resistance, where is it? It’s in the air. It’s on our smartphones, computers, and tablets. It’s everywhere we look even if we can’t see it. It’s a thought that makes you put down the pen or walk away from the keyboard. The biggest trick of resistance is that it creates doubt.Doubt is resistance’s favorite operating system. It takes a...

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Are you Writing In the Right Direction?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in All The Things, Resistance | Comments Off on Are you Writing In the Right Direction?

Are you Writing In the Right Direction?

I decided to take the long route. I rented a cabin in Long Beach, Washington to get away for five days from Portland, Oregon so I could write. The cabin had no wifi or TV. It was perfect. I could have taken the fastest route, a 2 1/2 hour drive, but I was sick of driving on Highway 26, which has become too familiar, too crowded and boring. I trusted my GPS and said f*ck it I’m going to drive an extra 25 minutes in order to see new places and experience new terrain and enjoy the 2 hour and 45 minute drive.  Until…  Two hours and ten...

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Write With Me Day #30 Write or Die!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Inspiration, Memoir, Write With Me | Comments Off on Write With Me Day #30 Write or Die!

Write With Me Day #30 Write or Die!

  For the month of November 2017 I took on a personal challenge to post a facebook live event on my facebook page.  What a fun time! It was terrifying, hilarious, filled with so many surprises. The overall theme was how to break through resistance when it comes to writing. I use the book War of Art to guide myself and my audience through the process of what it takes to sit down and write everyday. This was in celebration of National Novel Writing Month, but my theme was to encourage people to write their true stories and to break down...

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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

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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