What is Your Life Telling You?

Last summer, I started writing a book about living with intention so that I didn’t die with regrets. My working title: Not Dead Yet.

The writing was going well. I was exchanging pages regularly with another coach. I was starting to believe that maybe, just maybe, I might see this […]

Are You Ready To Begin?

I contemplated writing a memoir for four years before I started writing one in earnest. During those years, I took notes, wrote some scenes, created a list of memories, read other memoirs, played with structure. But I didn’t write consistently. Instead, I wrote when I felt like it, when I […]

By |2020-12-01T11:40:54-07:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Emotional Wisdom, Know Yourself, Trusting Your Soul|0 Comments

Why I Didn’t Publish My Memoir

I’ve worked as a writer ever since I graduated with a journalism degree in 1982. For almost every piece of writing I’ve done, I’ve had a contract to write it ahead of time. I’ve known the topic, the length, the audience, and how much I’d be paid for my efforts.

With […]

By |2020-11-13T16:10:52-07:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Memoir Writing, Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , |1 Comment

Yes, Yes, Hell No! How to Know You’re On the Right Writing Path

A few weeks ago, I was nearing the end of a daylong intensive with a client who’d come to me for help mapping out a nonfiction book. When the day began, she spoke of wanting to write a book about leadership—something that might gather together years of insight she’d gained […]

By |2019-03-12T09:06:43-06:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Fight Fear and Doubt

I recently started a new writing project and for the last few days have been engaged in a full-on dogfight with fear and doubt. The project didn’t start with fear. Instead, it began—and progressed—like all my writing projects:

A vague idea that had been with me for several months started to […]

By |2019-03-12T08:59:44-06:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Your Story Is Your Superpower

I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that every one of us has experienced something we’d rather not talk about. A traumatic incident. A crushing failure. An embarrassing mistake. A time we were so divorced from our true wants and needs that we acted out of character […]

By |2019-03-12T09:03:59-06:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Writers Really Do When They Write

By George Saunders, The Guardian

Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife’s cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a hill and mentioned that, in 1862, while Abraham Lincoln was president, his beloved son, Willie, died, and was temporarily interred in that crypt, and […]

By |2019-03-12T09:05:18-06:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: |0 Comments


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