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The Motherhood Contract
So, what if I sound just like a million other proud moms? This is who I am. A mom who holds close to her heart that “contract in perpetuity” she made so long ago.
Confidence and the Act of Writing
I have my writing to dig deep, unearth the secrets. I gain confidence.
The Many Benefits of Writing
“It’s not until we are lost that we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Writing to Remember … and Move Forward
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” –Anaïs Nin
And the Memory Returns
Told with beauty and warmth, insight and style, And the Memory Returns captures a woman’s journey as she ages and finds healing and redemption.
The Power of Journaling
And so … her memory returns, as do her words, here along the writer’s way. In December, 2012, blogger and author Kathy Pooler wrote about the power of journaling for our Women’s Writing Circle. A few weeks later, she would come to suburban Philadelphia and teach a workshop on journaling.
Writing Workshop for a Difficult World
We’ll have writing prompts, time for free writes, reading our work aloud, and sharing the hope of setting aside time for a creative life.
Gratitude and a November Moon
We live in rancorous times. A friend called them strange and fearful. That’s why I got up at 3:53 a.m. this morning to look at the November moon eclipse. I needed something, something magical. I looked outside the window and saw a dark orange orb with silver sliver of light. To get a better look,Continue reading “Gratitude and a November Moon”
Women of the East and Southwest
She stands alone with windswept hair, eyes closed as if she were at one with the land. In a nearby courtyard redolent with the aroma of jasmine, a mother and daughter share an eternal moment under high blue skies. The statues of tribal women of the Southwest offer a moment of reflection for the womanContinue reading “Women of the East and Southwest”