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  • Thanks Vicki! Yes I think when we are feeling bruised and shell-shocked it's important to move slowly, mindfully. Actually my primary writing mode these days is a kind of mindful journaling....slow, easy, meditative, and oh so revealing! Love and peace to you too. xxx
  • I have the same trouble, but I'm still in academia. I guess if you count grad school,...summer when things slow down, I cannot get into the feeling/absorbing/noticing mode I used to.  When I do try, I...
  • That was my feeling too...to send as many as I felt comfortable.  I do need to send a few more though... :) Thanks!

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    “Fiction is the art form of human yearning.” – Robert Olen Butler “We are living...Chief?) – does little to quell its effect on my psyche. I’m in fight-or-flight mode all the time, feeling angry a...
  • Gee Carolyn, I feel terrible that I am just now reading this. You are writing a story that needs to be told. You are brave to write it. Will you be coming to the retreat in November 2018? Perhaps we could talk then.
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    BEHIND THE BOOK: BREAKING THROUGH SILENCE Breaking through silence, opening secrets, and writing about all of it can be dangerous and it can be wildly surprising a...

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  • Sian - as someone who grew up in a home full of addiction and all the dysfunction that...mpanies it, I get that instinctive urge to label your feelings as "whiny brat" mode, but I think your points are...
  • This poem really hits hard. As someone who knows a Syrian family and how much grief they've been through ever since the war started, I find this truly very poignant. Y...
  • I’ve just read all the comments here with my hands shaking and my stomach churning the...held about my mother and my own origins since childhood. Hmm, yup, whiny brat mode achieved… but seriously, I th...