What is Mentionable is Manageable…

What is Mentionable is Manageable…

  "If there is someone that is there to listen to your story, there is healing."    Nancy Slonim Aronie     I watched a movie with my husband the other evening called A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, based on a true story about the friendship between a...

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Writing Takes a Supportive Community

Writing Takes a Supportive Community

  "The places where we are seen and heard are holy places. They remind us of our value as human beings. They give us the strength to go on." Rachel Naomi Remen Living with our friends on Butterstone Farm was comfortable. So comfortable that there was no sense of...

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Dreaming Together through Writing

Dreaming Together through Writing

"Writers often experience exhilaration, fear, or dread... It’s both exciting and dangerous."                                                                   Kristjana Gunnars   Have you always dreamt of being a writer? Have you often felt like there was...

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Stepping into the Creative Unknown

Stepping into the Creative Unknown

It was August. After several months of intense purging and packing and planning, the day had arrived for us to finally leave the farm. We'd spent the morning doing the last of the cleaning, scrubbing the insides of cupboards that had lovingly held our kitchen ware for...

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Where Your Love Story Begins

Where Your Love Story Begins

It is up to the writer to recognize everything that happens to her as a gift, to love each thing that comes under the eye's contemplation, inner and outer.  Jane Hirshfield   When I first moved into this new house, everywhere I looked there was something wrong. I...

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Writing as Healing

Writing as Healing

“Writing was the healing place where I could collect bits and pieces, where I could put them together again... written words change us all and make us more than we could ever be without them.” bell hooks, Black feminist writer & educator (1952-2021)    All of...

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Reflecting on the Year with Love

Reflecting on the Year with Love

It's a special time of year: twinkling lights, harmonies of holiday music and the cultural delicacies we have waited for all year-long. A unique time to pause and be grateful for just this breath, this moment's presence, the gift of this life with its...

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How Writing Regularly with Others Changes Everything

How Writing Regularly with Others Changes Everything

We usually think of writing as a solitary activity. The stereotypical image of a writer is a tortured soul, often a man, at their desk with a cigarette in one hand, a glass of vodka in the other. In between sips and puffs the man's hand types away on a keyboard. It's...

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