Author Archive | Kay Adams

Kay’s Journal: Lists of Three (Video)

Welcome to Installment 4 of Coffee with Kay, our new 3 minute video blog series! Today’s discussion is one of my favorite journal techniques — the List of 3. We’d love your comments…. please feel free to share with your writing

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Kay’s Journal: Time Capsule

‘Tis the season! This time last week I was fresh off the LA Expressive Therapies Summit. Then I turned right around and dove into the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) conference, which was here in Denver and which was

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Prompt Jar: Week of April 10 – First Lines

April is National Poetry Month, and all of this week’s prompts are first lines from poems that appear on the Library of Congress’ brilliant Poetry 180 website. This was the project US Poet Laureate Billy Collins took on for his 2001-2003 tenure. He

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Kay’s Journal: It’s a CreateFest!

I’ve just returned from the inaugural West Coast Expressive Therapies Summit, sponsored by UCLA Arts & Healing (director Ping Ho is a superpower) and Expressive Media Inc., (art-therapist-turned-conference-wizard Barry Cohen has been producing conferences since forever. He first invited me

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Kay’s Journal: Invisible (Illegible) Writing, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Invisible Writing” that described a technique taught by Montreal art therapist Anne-Marie Jobin to transform difficult stories into journal art. (She actually calls it illegible writing, but she liked that

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Kay’s Journal: Creating a Writing Space of Your Own

Welcome to Installment 3 of Coffee with Kay, our new 3 minute video blog series! We’ve got several of these in production and we’ll be filming another set in mid-May. What would you like to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Kay’s Journal: Invisible Writing

Good buddy and charter Journalverse member Linda Barnes called yesterday to catch up. In the course of our meandering conversation she told me about an “invisible writing” journal technique she was using to process a painful experience. She said she

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Kay’s Journal: Friends, New and Old

Two weeks ago I wrote about the yucky flu that had me harvesting my journals over President’s Day Weekend. I’m still sick! And I got a flu shot! Not fair! I’m slowly climbing out of the daze. The secret seems

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March Poem of the Month: Numbers, Mary Cornish

March is Women’s History Month.  Celebrate! I loved the Academy Awards, especially the surprise twist when Moonlight (the film I thought was the most deserving of Best Picture) ended up winning, even after I long ago resigned myself to a sweep by LaLa Land (which I also enjoyed). But my favorite movie

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Kay’s Journal: Writing from Poems

We’re back again with the second installment of Coffee with Kay, our video blog. This week we’re featuring the use of poems as journal prompts. In case you’re not familiar with the poems I quote, I’ll print the short ones and

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