Buster’s Broken Umbrella

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WRITING PROMPT: Write a scene where a character confronts one of your worst fears. THE FEAR: I chose the fear of not amounting to anything. The rain wouldn’t stop pouring down that day. Buster, a 37 year old bus driver just finished his route and was walking home. The umbrella caved under the weight of […]

This Might Surprise You But…

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WRITING PROMPT: Write about something in your life that might surprise people. How do I know what’s going to surprise anybody else?  I was surprised to learn, at age 10, that Santa Claus wasn’t real, and neither was indestructible parental trust.  I was surprised to learn that evolution and gravity and germs are still just […]

I’m the Main Character and I’m Comfortable with that.

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WRITING PROMPT: Write about a moment the main character feels awkward, out of place or uncomfortable. You are the main character of your life. And I am the main character of mine. Even if you are a wounded people pleasing kiss ass like me who feels very comfortable in the sidekick role you are the […]

A Peek Into the Future

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I facilitate a writer’s group with the Stratford Arts Alliance that meets every second Saturday of the month. In April one of the prompts was to “imagine what it would be like if you could peek into the future.” My ramblings are below: I don’t want to look, I’m afraid of what’s out there  In […]

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 […]

The Hang Nail in the Law of Attraction

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“Positive thoughts attract positive things and negative thoughts attract negative things” feels like a grand oversimplification.  “I have a hang nail” could be a thought.  “I am not good enough” is another thought, but with an added dimension of  judgement.  “I worry that you’ll get sick” is yet another thought, but this time a new […]

Tired of Outrage & Sick to Death of Fear

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Is anyone else tired of outrage and sick to death of fear? I know I am.  But we do live in a very unsettling time, don’t we?  This time on earth is a time of great transition, where governments are crumbling, air is dirty, politics are dirty, and our minds have become so dirty. This […]

How “The News” Became Bad News and Now It’s Just Old News

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We as a species have been infatuated with ‘the news’ since ancient times. Once upon a time referred to as tidings, often simply called gossip, and in the last hundred years or so referred to as ‘current events’, the news has always really just been short-hand for ‘the newest stuff’; and across the globe humanity […]

Night Time v. Play Time: The Real War for Freedom

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There is a war being waged every day.  A war for peace and for autonomy.  This violent and sometimes messy struggle pervades our society; nobody is safe, especially women and children.  If you think you’ve remained unscathed then you are not a parent, and you must have blocked the terrors of childhood from your mind.  […]