Kay’s Journal: Best of LIVE! with Kay 2017

As you may know, one of my favorite year-end rituals is harvesting the best of the year that will soon be placed in the archive of history. Thus, the remaining 2017 blogs will be devoted to (some of) the very

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December Poem: Throw Yourself Like Seed

Last week my community of poetry therapy trainers was shocked and saddened at the revelation that our beloved Writers Almanac by Garrison Keillor was no more because of the founder’s sexual improprieties. We gathered online to lament the loss of an outstanding poetic resource and voice. I noted my own

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Kay’s Journal: Holiday Gifts from Your Journal

  ‘Tis the season to gift family, friends and co-workers with the merry and the jolly and the thoughtful. Who among us doesn’t yearn for the perfect, budget-friendly gift for our book club members or more casual friends or workplace

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Kay’s Journal: The Rest of the Story

Two weeks ago (see: Learning from the Best) I recounted my experiences  in the three-day Mastermind event for my coaching cohort group, which was beyond wonderful. The trip continued when I departed Montreal for Atlanta for a second conference, led

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Kay’s Journal: I Give Thanks

I give thanks for my family–my parents and sisters who shaped me and brought out the best in me, sometimes through encouragement, sometimes through challenge. I am who I am because of my father’s work ethic, my mother’s generosity, my

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Prompt Jar: Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is my personal Olympics. In another life I would be a professional chef, but in this one I’m just a girl who–almost entirely on her own–cooks elaborate dishes for sixteen people. If you’d like to see how deep this insanity goes, here’s

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Kay’s Journal: Learning from the Best

I’m writing from a teeny Airbnb in downtown Montreal, having moved one block down the street from the gorgeous conference hotel where I participated in the first Mastermind of my year-long coaching program. In a word: WOW. My first 90-day

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Kay’s Journal: Six Minutes with Leia Francisco (video)

In this video, Leia Francisco and I talk about Writing through Career Transitions, her upcoming LIVE! with Kay (Wed, Nov 8, 9PT/10MT/11CT/12ET, mark your calendars, see Tuesday newsletter for dial-in info). The interview will be archived within the week if

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November Poem of the Month: Wedding

This month’s poem honors the November anniversary date of my dear friends Vanessa (a Journalverse member!) and Robb Jackson. Both English/writing professors, I met them when Robb, an award-winning poet, studied poetry therapy with me and became a brilliant facilitator of therapeutic writing, using poetry and journals in his service

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Prompt Jar: Halloween

  I love Halloween. I love the candy, costumes, and the spooky miasma hanging over it all. I love the associated humor (see SNL’s David Pumpkins and 30 Rock’s Werewolf Bar Mitzvah) and the associated horror. Here’s a week of Halloween prompts

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