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Crying Under a Tree: Pandemic Fatigue and High Functioning Depression

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in All The Things | Comments Off on Crying Under a Tree: Pandemic Fatigue and High Functioning Depression

A month ago I noticed an odd low-level depression that wouldn’t quit. It was like the whole world went gray without me noticing. It was deep in my body. From my temples to my throat and into my diaphragm and hips.   It has been a hard year for sure. As SNL (Saturday Night Live) said in their news skit, “2020’s got moves”. I thought it couldn’t get any worse than isolation, my ex-boyfriend’s father dying, breaking up with said ex boyfriend after almost three years. A man I truly love (but am not compatible with). My mother being 3,000 miles away, my dog...

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[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 of crisis? So many people are experiencing an odd...

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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 creating a routine that works. Watch the video on my...

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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 “great reset year.” You can use this...

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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 this Thursday and would love to have you join...

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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 person from love, determination and inspiration to...

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