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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 5: Changes

Season’s change is in the air. Mornings are darker, crispier, more mottled. The angle of the sun as it strikes my third eye is shifting. Grasses are turning pale and dry. Leaves are following, no color yet, but tumbled to the ground by birds or squirrels, making a thin carpet

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 4: Questions

Last month my friend Mary Reynolds Thompson visited Colorado from her home north of San Francisco. She stayed with me for some days. We walked Crown Hill every morning between coffee and breakfast. One morning, we constructed a ritual for the archetypal Forest, one of the landscapes in her book

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 3: Poetry

My landscape this week is the beautiful, serene grounds of Loretto Spirituality Center. With my colleagues Susan de Wardt and Linda Barnes, I am teaching a five-day poetry therapy intensive to eleven poetic souls, women who have traveled from all parts of Canada and the US to eat poetry and

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 2: Sunrise

My favorite time for summer walks at Crown Hill is 6:30 a.m., when the fresh new day brings Monet-like nuances of color and depth, the angle of the sun hits my sixth chakra, and I walk directly into the Light. It is my time for prayer and contemplation.

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 1: Walkabout

I live in a tiny, perfectly me-sized condo that I bought exclusively because of its natural amenities. I live happily with not enough closets or electrical outlets, a galley kitchen, and one bathroom because it’s like living inside a little urban park.  Not only do all of

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Behind the Mic: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

I first met Judy Reeves in the fall of 1992, when a San Diego-based group, Journal and Diary Enthusiasts (JADE) hosted a journal conference and invited me to keynote. Judy was the organizer of that conference, and I, having produced a journal conference the year

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Kay’s Journal: Behind the Mic for Organic Marketing in a Digital Age

Ask the Experts, April 8, 2015 Organic Marketing in a Digital Age, with Mary Reynolds Thompson My friend and colleague Mary Reynolds Thompson and I were both raised up in old-school relationship marketing in the 1970s-80s, she as marketing director and branding expert for Harrod’s of London,

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In memory of poet Galway Kinnell, 1927-2014

The poet Galway Kinnell has died. An Irishman who was born and lived in New England, his poetic voice was musical, lyrical, and uplifting. His body of work included more than a dozen books of poetry, a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. According to NPR, Galway Kinnell in

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Kay’s Journal: 11 Ways to Get Out of Your Head

Last week’s Women’s Circle, Women’s Story writing retreat was a deep dive into healing of body, psyche,and spirit for the nine brave souls who “risk(ed) everything for the raw recipe of (their) passion” (from the poem “Pumpernickel” by Philip Schultz). One morning, in our

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From Kay’s Journal: In the landscape of my soul… A group poem

Yesterday at the Journalverse our LIVE! with Kay guest was Mary Reynolds Thompson, talking about  how the landscapes of the natural world are archetypes for our inner landscapes. She led us on a magnificent three-part write that culminated in a round of profound sharing,

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