Kay’s Journal: Shadows and Light

I spent Thursday thru Sunday at the Healing Beyond Borders conference for Healing Touch practitioners, students and instructors. I’m a FOHT (Friend of Healing Touch) although I’ve never trained or practiced it myself. But as a kindred Lightworker at this

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Kay’s Journal: Coffee with Kay Reboot!

By popular demand! My video blog, Coffee with Kay, is back. No set, no titles, no lights, no videographer, no makeup/ bells/ whistles/ hair gel … just me and my laptop webcam at my home office desk in my living room

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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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Kay’s Journal: The Power of Writing Summit

  One of the great pleasures of teaching is students who take what they’ve learned and run with it to create wonderful things in the world. One such student is Dawn Purcell, a Brit who certified as a Journal to

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Kay’s Journal: The Lone Peony

On May 18, a freak hailstorm caused more than $6 billion (with a B!) in damage to Denver’s west side, creating a six-month closure to a nearby shopping mall and taking out roofs, car windshields, skylights, trees and landscaping with baseball-sized

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Kay’s Journal: Grunge Sisters’ Garage Band Rap

My  older sister, Susie, had a birthday last Friday. Prior, she emailed our younger sister and me to tell us that all she wanted for her birthday was for us to spend the day with her in her garage, downsizing

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