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Four Ways to Fresh Ideas

Four Simple Ways to Find Fresh Writing Ideas by Sabne Raznik We all need fresh ideas for writing projects. With all the responsibilities we have, there is little time for reflection, and that is required for good, thoughtful, insightful writing. What can we do to facilitate reflection? 1. Get up a half hour earlier or […]

Titan Arum

                                                                         Titan Arum By Marilyn Ashbaugh Envy is a titan arum.  The corpse flower rarely blooms but when it does, people become flies, smelling rotting flesh and desiring to be a part of it.  It’s beauty is juxtaposed amid its putrefaction, and therein lies its enigma, its mystery.  And so envy in the writer’s garden […]

Journaling and Writing are Soul Mates

Journaling and Writing are Soul Mates  by Mari L. McCarthy I am a journal writing therapist. I believe passionately in the power of daily pen-to-the-page journaling to heal, grow, and become the person we were meant to be.  But the practice of journal writing provides more than therapy. One of the wonderful benefits of a […]