“If you have not resolved your grief, it will affect your future relationships including the one you have with yourself....It will keep us all in a holding pattern, putting a straitjacket on your love and chaining you to the past instead of moving you forward into the future.”Kate McGahan, author I wonder who I am … Continue reading Words, Grief, and the Holidays
“How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.” Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Since 2011, Hannah Brencher and her team over at More … Continue reading On the 13th Day of Christmas: A Love Letter Campaign
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.Dieter F. Uchdorf The past seven months are a blur. The one year anniversary of my father's passing was incredibly difficult and wrestling with my grief used up what little energy I have. I haven't been writing as much -- the well … Continue reading Challenge: 30 Days of Creativity
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Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Reward