Writing is difficult. Actually no, good writing is hard. For those of you who write, who are "writers" meaning you actually sit down and create. You will know what this means. For those of you who don't, well read on. It was Hemmingway or maybe Fitzgerald who said that only bad writers believe writing to… Continue reading Writing is hard: and other things your creative writing teacher’s never told you
Hidden away in a tiny room Little Girl, for she had no other name, sat alone. Its dusky and dreary walls held no colour or light to brighten her world. No friends, nor family to hold her close to feel the warmth of affection and love that the other girls, she thought, took for granted.… Continue reading Little Girl
A piece of bone on the kitchen floor remind her of a lost companion, lilac trees and times gone by all marred by something she'd rather forget.
Recently I saw a post on Facebook that really made me think. It was a quote by Robert Holden about happiness, more specifically that happiness is where you are and not where you are going. It made me take pause- do I suffer from destination addiction? Maybe. The lack of permanence in the world today is… Continue reading Destination addiction?
How do you let your leaders grow and learn?
In an earlier blog, I discussed how writing makes us vulnerable and that by embracing and harnessing that vulnerability it, in turn, makes us brave. This I know to be one of my own personal, if not universal truths. Whenever I entered a new space, professional or personal, I left a piece of myself standing… Continue reading The little girl with the golden lasso – Part 1
The darkness and solitude of growth brings new life.
How do you define your own truth?
How does our vulnerability, our proverbial "soft spot" influence our writing and creative process?
Life often brings pain, suffering but also freedom. Explore it here in my new poem "Mercy Killing"