WRITING PROMPT: “Something Small that Leads to Positive Change”

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Something small that lead to positive change is every single baby who ever did something worthwhile in their lives… Like, I don’t know, learning to walk, or laughing with joy Or holding their head up and keeping their food down.  Something small that lead to positive change is every molecule that ever mattered or became […]

WRITING PROMPT: “If I Knew It Would Turn Out Right I Would…”

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If I knew it would turn our right I would tell more people about my Hollywood dreams.  I would not second guess the value of making fictional TV stories. I would have more fun in the pursuit of the things I long to do more of. I might do community theatre. I’d spend more time […]

A Dream Come True

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The prompt was “A Dream Come True” which had me suddenly grappling with my lofty dreams up close against my sometimes mundane realities day to day. I coach people through this, yet here I am, struggling to find my balance while I dare to tip toe ever forward toward my wildly improbable future. Dreaming almost […]

Sweet Bitterness

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This poem was the product of a twelve minute writing session with the Stratford Arts Alliance Writers Group that meets every second Saturday. The writing prompt was “making the bitter sweeter.” Things that are bitter are better when sweet  But just adding sugar is a bit of a cheat  The question I ponder is how […]

Passing Understanding, Finding Peace

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When asked to contemplate my special place  My first reaction is to go external  To pick my hammock or my reading corner Where I curl up with my leather bound journal  But that first reaction is not my true instinct  For that instinct has been covered by culture  Re-programmed and repeated to,  A media messaging […]

There Is Just No Comparison (A New Way Of Using the Power of Metaphor)

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In my coaching practice I use the power of metaphor with my clients to help them unlock creativity by bringing together unusal ideas in unexpected ways. As taught in her coach training program by my mentor and sociologist Martha Beck, you can compare a pain point, or area of suffering in your life to anything […]

WRITING PROMPT: “The Least Favorite Part of My Living Space”

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On the tomb of Hermes reads the inscription “As above so below, as within so without.” The esoteric meaning behind this is that our outer worlds and experiences are a direct reflection of our inner worlds and experiences. So one tool we use in life coaching is called “The Living Space Tool” where I will […]

Embodying My Dream Self (The Dream Analysis Coaching Tool In Action)

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In my coaching practice I have sometimes used the Dream Analysis Tool taught by Martha Beck in her Wayfinder Coach Training program and as outlined in her book Finding Your Own North Star. The way it works is you write down your dream. Then you write down the dream and either on your own or […]

Winter Mood

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Snow covered potential Like drenched frozen meadows thaws slowly, if at all Potential is essential but frozen it becomes tangential  A side kick in the comic instead of the dashing lead  The power is atomic but encased in ice it starts to bead Water droplets douse my soul  As the frost around my hot dreams […]