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Why WHERE you write matters

Oct 03, 2020

I start my days by making a cup of hot cacao with honey and almond milk. Then I pack my gray rugged backpack with my notebook, laptop, oracle cards, and snacks.

I grab my favorite sweater and warm coat. I put on wool soaks and black rain boots. Then I step out the front door, stopping to admire the Pacific Northwest mountain view. 

Somedays I can see the valley stretch outwards, enclosed by mountains on the far side. Most days the view is covered in fog,...

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You're a magical writer and your words can change lives

Oct 02, 2020

Here's the truth: writing an inspirational blog can be terrifying.

You're taking your truth, your stories, and your heart, and you're putting them out into the world.

This can be so vulnerable, and that vulnerability can trigger lots of self-doubt.

Here's another truth: when there's something your heart wants to say, not saying hurts like hell. In fact, not saying it can hurt way worse than any criticism anyone could ever give you after reading your blog.

As a writing coach, I'm here to help...

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It's time for Full Moon reflection questions

Oct 01, 2020

Today is the Full Moon, and that means it's time to feel into the energy of our creative cycles.

When I take time on the "Moon" days to reflect, I can plan my creative work aligned to my natural rhythm instead of forcing myself to work in a way that's not right for me.

This is especially important when you want to do creative work like writing an inspirational blog. Unlike other forms of art that have a clear beginning and an end, a blog is a creative project that keeps going.

When...

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Our first Sacred Rest Day + A memoir recommendation

Sep 30, 2020

In yesterday's letter I told you about how I schedule my writing based on the moon cycle. In it I mentioned we would be doing Sacred Rest Days before the "Moon" days.

Well, today is the day before the Full Moon, and that means it is our first Sacred Rest Day. On this day I take a digital break. I turn auto-responders on for my email, and I turn off all digital devices and notifications, except for my audiobook apps, which are a must-have on a rest day!

The emails I...

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How to schedule your creative work + the power of the moon cycle

Sep 29, 2020

In yesterday's letter, I announced I'll be writing letters to you everyday moving forward. 

Writing daily blog posts feels so alive and vibrant to me. It's exactly what I want to do, but I also have to admit that this idea brought up a very real concern.

As a creative person, I need to be discerning about the commitments I make, because burn out is a very real risk.

When I was starting out I used to jump into projects, announce them to the world, and then discover a month...

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We're going daily!

Sep 28, 2020

Yesterday I sent you a big, giant email announcing my new offer for women who want to write inspirational blogs, but who get overwhelmed by self-doubt. My new offer is the Confidence Booster Pack, and you can read all about it HERE.

Today, I have another fun announcement for you. My newsletter is now going to be coming to you daily!!!

In yesterday's email I talked to you about why I love writing blogs so much, and I said:

"I love having a daily practice where I turn into a magi...

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Magic is afoot at The School of Wild Authenticity

Sep 26, 2020

{This is a long one. If you just want the bullet points, you can skip to the end!}

Every year in September, I go deep into a cave of pondering, thinking, and assessing.

I feel into who I've been and how I've changed. I look at my business, and I feel deeply into what is wanted now.

I ask: If I could begin today, knowing everything I know now, what would I do?

I reinvent, recreate, and repurpose.

When I'm ready, I come up out of that space to tell you about it, and today is that day!!!

(Before...

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6 Ways to Craft Your Authentic Writing Voice

Jul 24, 2020

Writing with a Wildly Authentic voice is one of the most fun, inspiring, and exciting ways to write. It frees you from all the voices in your head telling you to not create the art you want to create. It helps you both start and finish your passion writing projects, and it teaches you how to love your True Self, the person you were before were told not to be that.

Today I'm sharing the 6 ways you can craft your authentic writing voice, so you can begin this revolutionary...

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What Bear Can Teach Us About Writing

Jul 03, 2020

I recently moved to bear country. I am living in a forested hill area that is covered by an umbrella of cedar trees and Douglas firs. The forest floor is carpeted in moss and the low growth of ferns. This is the type of country black bears love the most.

They evolved during a time when grizzly bears dominated the open spaces, so the smaller black bears stayed in the relative safety of the hills.

Because I have entered their home, I have been learning about this species, about both their...

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Be Yourself In Your Writing

Jun 18, 2020

Being who you really are is an act of undoing just as much as doing. It is undoing what you were taught about who you should be. It is doing the work of claiming who you really are, without apology.

It is undoing the belief that you should be quieter or less in the way. It is doing the work of speaking at your natural volume, owning your presence, and taking up the space you take up.

It undoing the belief that you should be normal. It is doing the work of being your quirky True Self.

It is...

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