A Gentler Approach to Intentions in the Year Ahead

Happy 2020 to all! Maybe because we have entered a new decade and we are in the midst of a critical election year, this year feels even more significant. It also feels full of incredible possibility. I definitely can feel the intense energy of this new year all around...

Creating an Annual New Year’s Letter

The holiday season is the perfect time to reach out and connect with family and friends near and far. For many of us, it’s a great opportunity to hone our writing skills and create an annual letter that lets everyone know what’s transpired during the past twelve...

Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

How much thought do you give to the impact of the words and phrases you say to yourself and others? As a writer and editor, I think about the words we use—a lot! Not only written words, but also the words we use in conversation, whether in self-talk or with others....

Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

What does it mean to write the in-between? Until quite recently, I coached writers, especially those working on memoirs, to “dig deep.” I encouraged them to get to the heart of their stories and those core experiences and truths. To take us into their learnings,...