“It’s not until we are lost that we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
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In an Aging and Difficult World, How to Find Focus?
The body is fragile, and the mind is taxed to remember details, storylines, and even the simplest things that once came to mind without effort.
If You Don’t Write, Life Is Just One Thing After Another
We live in a world where too often people are glued to their screens, they’re not getting outside, taking a walk, just living, just observing, just listening to someone else. See that’s the joy of being a writer. All of that is part of your job description. And in the end, you’re making sense out of “one damn thing after another.”
Writing to Remember … and Move Forward
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” –Anaïs Nin
Life’s Small Triumphs at Summer’s End
In difficult times it becomes hard not to feel overwhelmed which makes relishing life’s little triumphs sweeter.
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.
A Writer Explores Her “Backyard”
I’m always looking for new experiences and encounters. Or, selfishly, I’m looking to learn more about me, who I am. Since I’m on hiatus from international travel, I’ve been exploring my “backyard,” so to speak. I live in Pennsylvania. Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland are all within easy driving distance. I suppose it’s not whereContinue reading “A Writer Explores Her “Backyard””
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 and Unlocking Grief
Someone will write about the death of a child, a spouse, a parent, a beloved dog and when they read their work to a group of empathetic listeners, it is as if the weight has begun to lift.
Trusting in the Circle of Love
Women want to document their journey, express their creativity, join with other women in sharing the pain, the frustration and the wonder of being women. I know. I am one of them.”