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"Your life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be opened." ~ Wayne Muller

How To Discover Your Dreams Through Writing

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“I listened to the old brag of my heart…I am…I am…I am” ~ Sylvia Plath

“It’s time to start dreaming again.”

This was my entry in my “Dream Journal” of November 2011.

At the time I had no hope for the future.

I was officially diagnosed with depression in the spring of 2011, although my suffering began quite a bit earlier than that. My therapist didn’t recommend that I journal, but I love to write and I thought it would be a great opportunity to help sort out my thoughts.

Writing in my journal became an exercise regimen for me. It allowed me to me yell and scream with my words; it caught my tears; it rang loudly with excitement when joy was back in my heart and I felt that my life had a purpose again. After about six months of devoting myself to a writing practice, I realized that every time I wrote in my journal I was overcome with a soothing sensation. It was like slipping into a bubble bath after a hectic, cold day.« Continue »

How to Write your Personal Manifesto

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Do you wish you had a compass for life? Something that could direct your steps and help give you a clue as to which path you need to take? If so, you might want to think about writing your Personal Manifesto.

Sometimes life is a lot like feeling your way around in the dark. And with the amount of decisions we have to make on a daily basis it would be nice to have a helping hand. Right?

Personally my faith helps direct me. But I also use a couple of practical tools to help direct my path—one of them being my Personal Manifesto.

You can find mine on my About page. I think of it as my compass for everyday living, and though it doesn’t physically direct my steps, having this valuable declaration of who I am at my fingertips helps me to live a more authentic and purposeful life.« Continue »

How Writing Healed My Relationship

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He was drifting away from us, or perhaps he was pulling away. I could feel the distance widening between us and it unnerved me. When he was home I would engage my 14 year old son in conversation by asking him simple questions. “How was your day?” “Who did you hang out with at school […]

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What Soul Writing Taught Me About Being A Man

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“Be bold, be free, be truthful.” ~ Brenda Ueland When I got the call that he was dead, I didn’t break down and cry. It was odd, really. I was experiencing the same reaction when I’d received news my mom had passed 17 years earlier… Indifference. Seeing a loved one’s body slowly taken over and […]

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