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Wobbly Bridge

Stepping into a new year can bring up a myriad of feelings.  Hope, uncertainty, fear, excitement, anxiety – to name a few.  We navigate subtle transitions constantly on a daily basis, sometimes without even being aware of them. But when faced with a bigger, bolder step forward, a hard decision; a fresh commitment; a change we didn’t choose; a change we did choose; a fear we need to confront – I often picture a wobbly bridge.  Imagine you are standing on one side of that bridge, or have even taken the first few steps forward.

What does the world look like from where you are?

What can you hear and smell?  Are you hundreds of feet up in the air or closer to the ground?  Is there water below you or land?

Stay connected to your thoughts and feelings about the prospective journey. What might be waiting on the other side?  Most importantly – what help or support might you enlist to help you make it across?  Be specific.

If you’re feeling courageous and simply want to run forward – slow down and appreciate the scenery; linger in your fearlessness; notice how you move…

Now pick up a pen or find a keyboard and write… for at least ten minutes.  There is plenty of room to expand on this exercise.  If you want – keep going.  Write about what it feels like to reach the halfway point.  Details. Tell the story of what you discover on the other side. Go…

A warm welcome if you have just arrived here – please look at my previous few posts, all intended to encourage you to write regularly, make meaning, and find connection through your words.  I would love it if you considered sharing your work and making comments. Please pass the site on – let’s grow this community!

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Shaking It Out

Florence Welch is an extraordinary role model for young women and a phenomenal talent – she’s brave, passionate, playful, imaginative, feminine, sexy and in my opinion, has the most beautiful voice.

Her music needs turning up. Loudly. Her lyrics need listening to.

I am electing “Shake it Out” as the best song to turn the volume up on this New Years Eve. It is definitely one of my favourite songs of the year.

And it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off…

What is it that you need to shake off or shake out as the new year approaches? Listen to this song and give some thought to those devils on your back… how did they get there? What part do you play in keeping them there? Can you liberate those demons and dance more freely?

Write for as long or as little as you like. Just write.
Here’s to love, health, creativity, courage and inspiration in 2012 xoxo