Archive | July, 2017

August Poem of the Month: Advice to Writers

Advice to Writers  Even if it keeps you up all night, wash down the walls and scrub the floor of your study before composing a syllable. Clean the place as if the Pope were on his way. Spotlessness is the niece of inspiration. Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate

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Kay’s Journal: Colleague Publishes Writing/Healing Study

In about 2005 a trio of women who worked together using writing with breast cancer patients and survivors arrived in Denver for the Journal to the Self instructor certification training 5-day intensive. Janice Putrino was an oncology social worker in Rochester,

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Kay’s Journal: Mid-Summer Snippets

First. It’s mid-summer and my flowers are crisping  up. I’m having lots of friends over for wine and tapas on the patio.  I’m reading Megyn Kelly’s and Al Franken’s memoirs and binge-watching The Americans.  Second. Seems like this day comes

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July Poem of the Month: Fresh

Fresh  To move cleanly. Needing to be nowhere else. Wanting nothing from any store. To lift something you already had and set it down in a new place. Awakened eye seeing freshly. What does that do to the old blood moving through its channels? –Naomi

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Kay’s Journal: The Five-Minute Journal

My current journal obsession/delight is The Five-Minute Journal, which is a worthy summer supplement to or substitute for my morning writing practice. I found it in the swag bag for the business development conference I attended a few weeks ago, and

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