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Kay’s Journal: Best of 2018

This is a bittersweet blog: The last of Journalverse as we have known it 2013-2018.  As closure, I’ll reintroduce you to three blogs that I found particularly important this year. Jan 16 – Naps and Snacks Although I didn’t

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Kay’s Journal: Beginner Mind

Every year since 2002 I have taught at least one Writing and Healing course as adjunct professor in the University of Denver’s Professional Writing master of arts program. Although all of the students are studying to be authors and

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Kay’s Journal: Glitches and Graces

There are sometimes unintended consequences of well-intentioned acts, and I’m responsible for one of those that has regrettably confused some good people at Journalverse. Here’s an explanation, and my apology. On August 30, in preparation for manually discontinuing all

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Kay’s Journal: Labor of My Days

It’s Labor Day in the USA, a holiday noted mostly for bookending summer. It originated in the mid-1880s as a salute to the “workingman” in trades and crafts, such as Peter McGuire of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners

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Kay’s Journal: Journalverse Becomes Journalversity!

Big changes afoot! As was previously announced, the Journalverse will cease operation in its current form and will become Journalversity — still a learning community for journal writers and facilitators worldwide, but taking a different form. We’ll be debuting

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Kay’s Journal: We’re Going to Mexico!

In 1995 I held the first Women’s Circle, Women’s Story writing retreat at Benet Pines, near Colorado Springs. For many more years I spent a  magical summer week in the pine forest with a dozen women. We then moved

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Kay’s Journal: As Corny as Kansas in August

I’m as corny as Kansas in August, I’m as normal as blueberry pie No more a smart little girl with no heart, I have found me a wonderful guy! —from A Wonderful Guy, South Pacific In mid-May, I

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Kay’s Journal: August Visions

I’m teaching Vision & Manifestation in the second summer term at the Therapeutic Writing Institute. It’s been four years since I have taught it online, although I do a very brief reprise each time I offer the Journal to

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Kay’s Journal: My Friend Susan

Last Wednesday, July 18, at 10:05 pm, my friend Susan deWardt died in the presence of her devoted husband, John, and a hospice CNA. Susan was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer the week after a 2015 poetry therapy intensive which

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Kay’s Journal: Journalverse is Becoming JOURNALVERSITY!

On Sunday I sent an email to all Journalverse members. If you didn’t see it, here’s the text. I’m delighted to report that 100% of the responses I have received are enthusiastic about this shift. Onward! Since I started

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