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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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Kay’s Journal: Expectancy Wisdom Depth

I write this in the liminal time, the fragile hours between the announcement that early registration is closing and the news to my full mailing list that the Journalverse is accepting new members. We are intentionally keeping growth contained so

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Kay’s Journal: Patiently Impatient (Video blog)

Today, October 23, is the official launch of the new membership drive at Journalverse! The last 90 days have been a marathon sprint, to mix a metaphor. Can’t wait to find out who we will welcome over the next 10

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Kay’s Journal: Letter to a Friend

Dear Fran, It’s never “boring” to read your updates about your life, which at the moment is focused on your breath. I’m so sorry you’ve had such swift and disorienting transitions that require focus and attention to the administrative side

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Kay’s Journal: October Musings

Our first snowfall arrived at dawn, just as predicted, weighing the yellow chrysanthemums with thick soggy white. It’s the inevitable sign of the changing season, even though Colorado will no doubt return to bright blue skies and warm autumn winds

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