Meet Yourself On the Page: Write a Thank You Note to the Shadow

Meet Yourself On the Page: Write a Thank You Note to the Shadow

Writing is healing when you dare to meet yourself on the page and find a way to drop your armor and hush the inner critic. But where do you begin?

Try writing a thank you note to the shadow. Something surprising happens when you use the well-known format of a thank you note to dive into the hardest parts of your own story.

Writing Prompts for Election Day: Beyond Blue and Red, the Full Spectrum of Story

Writing Prompts for Election Day: Beyond Blue and Red, the Full Spectrum of Story

Using your voice and showing up to the polls is absolutely essential. but voting doesn’t necessarily help you express the entire story.

This series of writing prompts is designed to help you tell the story of this long (and unending?) election cycle, anchor into your mind and body in the present moment, and imagine a future - no matter who wins.

PS: GO VOTE. Find your polling place info here.

The Sovereignty Manifesto: Word Witch, Story Healer, Priestess of Sovereignty

The Sovereignty Manifesto: Word Witch, Story Healer, Priestess of Sovereignty

I had to declare who I am: Word Witch, Story Healer, Priestess of Sovereignty.

I had to declare what it is I am here to do: heal, create, love.

I had to state what is getting in our way and what it is we're truly here to do as a collective.

These are ideas I'd been playing with for ages, they are words I have surely spoken before. But never quite like this...

An October Story for the Children of the Moon and the Daughters of the Earth

An October Story for the Children of the Moon and the Daughters of the Earth

Conversations with my daughter enliven and exhaust me sometimes, especially when we’re trying to sort through stories about our beautiful, brutal, complicated world. Trying to put things into words she can understand when I realize I don’t even have the words...

Ultimately, these conversations offer the best stories and make me a better storyteller.

Trust the Cycles. Trust Yourself. Trust the Words.

Trust the Cycles. Trust Yourself. Trust the Words.

The latest video in the Writing & Magic Making series talks about the ebbs and flows of creativity and how we can honor the cycles of the seasons and of nature - especially in the magical month of October.

Join the next free community writing practice session on Friday, October 19 at noon ET. Register now.

So You Dream of Creating “A Writing Life”…

So You Dream of Creating “A Writing Life”…

So many of us walk around with a secret (or not so secret) yearning for some other way to be, some other kind of life to lead.

This thing you yearn for, it’s not so far from who you are now. You’re not asking to join the circus or live on the moon. Instead, you want your own life, plus a little something more true, more authentically yours.

A creative life. A spiritual life. An artist’s life. A writing life.

On Being Free, Charging a Fee, and then Finding Freedom (AKA the Story of #7MagicWords)

On Being Free, Charging a Fee, and then Finding Freedom (AKA the Story of #7MagicWords)

We’re about to explore the sixth round of the #7MagicWords Challenge. Here’s what it took to find the magic, to lose the magic, and to let go in order to recreate the magic once again.

#7MagicWords, the week long challenge that encourages you to find seven special (or seemingly not so special) words that will illuminate your life, work, and art.

The Confidence to Focus On All the (Right) Things

The Confidence to Focus On All the (Right) Things

“I don't want to eke out my life like a resource in short supply. The only selfish life is a timid one. To hold back, to withdraw, to keep the best in reserve, both overvalues the self, and undervalues what the self is.” - Jeanette Winterson

A big huge post about all the things: what I did on my summer vacation, new guest posts, getting public about progress on the book, and the next #7MagicWords Challenge.

How to write what you know when it hurts too much to talk about in public

How to write what you know when it hurts too much to talk about in public

So much has happened to get you to where you are - so many terrible mistakes and private joys and worrisome truths. There’s an inherent challenge embedded in “write what you know” when what you know is too private or stressful or in-process to share in public.

And, "write from the heart" is a downright punishing statement if you’re a healer or a clinician who helps people solve problems and find peace and happiness when your own daily life is full of conflict and confusion and frustration.



Do you know how to describe the “real magic” you offer your clients?

 Do you know how to describe the “real magic” you offer your clients?

There’s a part of what you do that’s beyond, beneath, and before the bounds of language.

As a healer, you know that the color, the sensation, the texture of an event or an emotion carries meaning that the English language often can’t begin to touch.