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Behind the Mic entries are Kay’s notes about the interview. This is a work-in-process, working from most recent back in time. Tagging will evolve into thematic groupings. For now, scroll, download and learn from our library of 132 interviews with pioneers, thought leaders, authors, established and emerging experts, and practitioners of therapeutic and expressive writing. The most recent archives stay HERE for about 60-90 days before moved to the Vault.
Since about January 2016, there have been two LIVE! with Kay interviews each month. From 2013-2015, LIVE! with Kay happened once per month, as did Ask the Experts (AE) and Consultation Clinic (CC).
LIVE! with Kay
Behind the Mic: Our last LIVE! of 2017 is one of my all-time favorite end-of-year journal rituals — the BEST and WORST lists! We’ll survey the year for the nuggets of gold and the buckets of coal. Come prepared to laugh, perhaps to cry, to be surprised, and certainly to be enriched.
Behind the Mic: You may long for the upcoming holiday season to be simple, but pulling that off can feel complicated. We’ll invite our journals to help us navigate the challenges of conflicting needs, desires, and schedules so we can experience them as more simple and more satisfying.
Behind the Mic: You are likely to have several career transition in your life. We will talk about that transition process and how to make the most of it using writing tools. Let’s take some mystery out of career transitions and make you the agent of change.
Behind the Mic: Mark’s new book, Writing to Awaken, is the theme of this conversation about knowing oneself deeply through the awakening of identity, owning the shadow, discovering inner gifts and moving into depth work. Mark is a relaxed and generous interviewee who brings deep respect to the process of awakening. Tags: spirituality, writing practice, personal growth.
Behind the Mic: Nearly 30 years into her own 12-step recovery for alcoholism, Iris Craver wrote her first book for those in early-stage recovery, featuring 52 spiritual qualities, from Acceptance to Wonder, with writing prompts for each. We discuss the thrills and terrors of the first book, from concept to delivery. Warm, honest, vulnerable. Tags: writing prompts, recovery, spirituality
Behind the Mic: Canadian Lynda Monk, a psychotherapist and wellness coach, shares her signature methods for writing for health and wellness, as well as her own practices and methodologies for managing stress and overwhelm. Tags: wellness, holism, stress management
Behind the Mic: A fascinating conversation about the age-old query: whatever shall I do with all these journals? Two life-long journal writers take opposite positions on a common theme–one shreds, one saves–and support each other in the process. Tags: writing practice, transitions, legacy
Behind the Mic: An intellectual property attorney with a passion for bringing quality legal services to creatives pulls back the curtain on copyright, trademark, what needs protecting, and how to do it. Stellar information for anyone who writes or creates, which is to say, all of us. Tags: intellectual property, legal,
Behind the Mic: A candid conversation about the experience of having a run-away best-seller at the age of 27 and the later work of living in balance with grief, loss, uncertainty and change in constantly shifting times. Tags: grief, transitions, pioneer
Behind the Mic: A stripped-down, raw conversation about the long, strange, intimate relationship between a youthful Tristine and a woman-of-the-world, the mysterious Anais Nin. A story of how secrets bond and bind us, and what we do for love. Tags: memoir, Anais Nin, pioneer, life story, author
Behind the Mic: With the clarity and transparency of a Colorado mountain stream, Jane Pace offers simple yet profound observations about writing and intuition: how to make the connection and how to come into writing relationship with your inner nudging. Tags: intuition, spirituality, writing practice
Behind the Mic: Another in the series of deep, complex and authentic conversations with memoirist and family therapist Linda Joy Myers. Her exquisite sense of place and time illuminate the complicated nature of intimacy. Also: Tips on ancestral research. Tags: memoir, family, research, author
Behind the Mic: Richard Gold, one of the preeminent experts on the healing power of writing with at-risk youth, again joins us for an update on his work with adolescents in juvenile detention, in-patient psychiatric treatment, foster care and LGBTQ shelters using the Pongo Teen Writing Project method he developed nearly 20 years ago. Also: Facilitator training and expansion to adult services. Tags: at-risk youth, poetry, training, social justice
Behind the Mic: Journal pioneer and Grand Dame of the movement, Christina Baldwin brings her trademark wisdom and activism to the constant questions of our mid-2017 times: ‘What can I DO?’ and ‘How do I manage?’ I left this conversation feeling reassured and determined. Tags: activism, self-care, social justice, pioneer
Behind the Mic: The Moonlight Muse joins us to talk about our special gifts and talents, the “once in a blue moon” aspects of ourselves that hold our own personal passions, gifts and talents–and the action we are called into when we recognize the opportunities of our personal Blue Moon. Tags: symbol/metaphor, legacy, personal growth
Behind the Mic: Trauma therapist Anjana Deshpande synthesizes the Adams Journal Ladder and the Ross theories of self-directed neuroplasticity through writing into a model that focuses on stability, safety, and self-regulation for trauma survivors. Tags: trauma, clinical, neuroplasticity, self-regulation
Behind the Mic: What if, instead of having a story, you are a living, breathing story? Barbara Stahura blends narrative therapy, indiginous wisdom and neuroscience in a method that invites us to re-story our own perspective on our lives. Tags: life story, neuroplasticity, personal growth, writing practice
Behind the Mic: Stories of the days when pioneer Tristine Rainer’s first book, the iconic The New Diary was published, Rainer’s early years with famed diarist Anais Nin, and the journey from diary to writing as powerful healer. Tags: pioneer, self-care, healing
Behind the Mic: A seasoned Journal to the Self certified instructor brings the journal technique of Time Capsule from black-and-white to full blooming color through artful questions and a creative step-by-step process. Tags: time capsule, Jane Pace, writing technique, life story
Behind the Mic: Who knew it’s possible to write a song on the phone in under an hour! This delightful conversation brought out the lyrical best in those of us who played “songwriter” with Michael Carr, a generous and gentle guide and collaborator. You’ll learn basic song-story patterns, the difference between a “hook’ and a “bridge” and so much more. Great fun! Tags: songwriting, creativity, lyrics
Behind the Mic: Just days after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, I sat down with my old friend Sibyl Dana Reynolds for one of the deepest, most honest and provocative conversations in Journalverse’s history. “Sibbee” is a contemporary mystic who is no stranger to holy wars; that’s a different and equally fascinating story, a piece of which she tells here. In the most embryonic days of the Trump administration we had a stripped-down conversation about spiritual activism in dark times. This hour still lives in my gut. Tags: spirituality, activism, social justice
Behind the Mic: Our resident clutter-clearing expert, therapist Carolyn Koehnline, brings her simplicity strategies to planning the new year. A timeless classic for any early January. Tags: simplicity, new year, clutter
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