Archives for July 2014

How to Live on Earth When You Were Raised in Hell

The Two Worst Things for Mammals Why We Don't Just Get Over It Already There are times I would wake, after a nightmare so amped on my own … [Read more...]

Today's free-write prompt is this: Write a 3-page letter to half-your-age you! What do you want to share with the younger version of yourself? How … [Read more...]

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Free-Write Friday: 7/25/2014

Today's free-write prompt is this: Write a 3-page letter to half-your-age you! What do you want to share with this younger version of … [Read more...]

Beach Towel Inspiration or the Free Fun of Free-Writing

I'm sharing a slice of a free-write done last week because I love the way free-writing allows me to make new connections. Often, I choose to write … [Read more...]

Cross Post: Christine Cissy White Becomes Nancy Slonim-Aronie’s Ass’t

It's an honor to work, part-time, supporting Nancy and the Chilmark Writing Workshop. She is one of the Mothers of Free-Writing along with Natalie … [Read more...]

Free-Write Friday: 7/18/2014

"My inner life is an inaccessible landscape when I’m not writing, a foreign and unfamiliar place. It doesn’t feel dangerous so much as remote. I don’t … [Read more...]

The Aftermath of Developmental Neglect or Heart Thaw

"There are two points in space," my tenth-grade math teacher said and basically lost me. I was supposed to imagine a line connecting them.  … [Read more...]

Free-Write Friday: July 11, 2014

Every Friday, I'll offer an invitation for you to write for ten minutes to twenty minutes. The only non-rule rules are: 1. Don't worry about … [Read more...]

How to Make ANY Yoga Class Trauma Sensitive

More and more is written about the healing benefits of yoga but it is still difficult to find a good trauma-sensitive class. When I saw that there’s … [Read more...]

Mindful PTSD, Part 2 or Why I Go to Bed with Rick Hanson & Belleruth Naparstek

Mindful PTSD. Part 2 I joke that my life is a whole lot better since I've been going to bed with Rick Hanson. It's true. He's in my bedroom … [Read more...]