Posts in Writing as a Practice
B-day Blog! (Self-Friendship & Free-Flow Writing)

My birthday was Sunday and Kep took Maddie, Honey, and I out to Camas, WA, for a beautiful brunch, followed by a visit to Sandy River and a search for cake after discovering our destination soft-serve drive-through joint was closed. The sun was out. The air was warm. There was Maddie’s DJing and car-sickness and laughter and collective wondering about the meaning of an early morning birthday dream… 

Read More
To Sip or Devour?

The late Irish poet, writer, and philosopher, John O'Donohue, has been on my mind this month as I deep-dive into Embodiment and Free-Flow Writing. I seriously feel an electric current flow through my body when I listen to his voice and words. (You can listen to him read his poem, "Beannacht" here and his poem, "A Blessing for a Friend on the Arrival of Illness" here).

Read More
Creativity & Kep

Over the years, Kep has encouraged me to follow my curiosity in actionable ways. Like the intuitive-painting class I took in Vegas 5 years ago, where we were instructed to “Paint -- don’t think!” (much like the instruction to “Write -- don’t think!” in free-flow writing). 

Read More
"I can't write."

When I share with people that I teach writing as a practice, I can’t tell you how many times I hear one of these 3 responses: 

  • “I can’t write.” 

  • “I’m not a writer.” 

  • “I’m not creative.” (thinking that free-flow writing is the same as creative writing).

Read More
5 Spots Left! Summer GLOW -- a Write to Glow Retreat in Oregon!

5 spots left!

Fields of wild-flowers. A huge pond with cattails. Towering Douglass Firs. A long, windy country road for walks. Hammocks. Tire swing. Delicious, organic, nutrient-dense food. Comfy outdoor seating all over the property. Sweet sleeping spaces with super-comfy bedding. A fire pit with REAL firewood for circles under a warm summer-night sky!!

Now drop US into the mix, and it’s the perfect recipe for a restorative and memorable summer weekend.

Read More