Tag Archives: writing
Posted on November 19th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner

Spinning Tales into Gold: The Alchemy of Memoir Writing

by Portland Helmich I consider myself fairly self-aware. I’m relatively in touch with my feelings and can put words to them. I have a good sense of my strengths and weaknesses. I know where I trip myself up. And yet, I’m never as aware of what’s really going on inside me, of what I really […]

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Posted on July 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Inner View

Writing as a Mirror of the Self

by Dominique Christina What is it about writing that fuels an appropriate reckoning? For me, writing is a meditation. It is a form of self-expression that, when engaged deliberately, offers a way in to the parts of yourself that you are, perhaps, unaware of. Writing also asks us to grapple with and have an intentional […]

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Posted on February 18th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Story of You: Writing as a Tool for Self-Discovery

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Why do we write? To tell stories, to organize our world, to communicate with loved ones, to capture what we might otherwise forget. But writing can also be a direct line to our deepest […]

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Posted on January 28th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Interplay Between Writing and Meditation

Meditation gives us access to our internal lives—to images, language and memory. That’s exactly what a writer needs. “As writers all we have is our consciousness, what we see and what we witness,” says author and Kripalu presenter Dani Shapiro. “So for someone approaching the page, meditation—and the access it gives us to what is […]

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Posted on October 20th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Unlocking the Stories Within

By Reyna Eisenstark When I started running a number of years ago, I tried doing my runs with music. But I found that no matter how often I changed it up, it didn’t feel right. I’d flip between songs, never satisfied. I’m not sure what made me go out that first time without any music […]

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Posted on May 12th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

The Blank Page

By Dani Shapiro An excerpt from Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life Michelangelo saw a statue in every block of marble, “shaped and perfect in attitude and action”—an angel waiting to be released. The woodworker George Nakashima believed that when a true craftsman brought out the grain that had been imprisoned […]

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Posted on March 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Melting Writer’s Block

By Madelyn Kent “In Sense Writing, you follow the end of your pen, the tips of your fingers, the nerve endings in your body—the place where you end and the world begins is a fuzzy place full of possibility and story.” —Jean Rhode, Sense Writing student Often, the way we have been taught to learn […]

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Posted on February 26th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat

Writing Without the Answers

by Laura Didyk For more than a year, I’ve been making lukewarm attempts to make progress on the memoir I’m writing, but a long list of “if onlys” have been standing squarely in my way. If only I had a place to write (my desk, which doubles as my kitchen table, is too high, and […]

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