What’s the value of writing my birth story?

Rewind to 1953I was set to arrive on October 13. The news delighted my parents with birthdays on the thirteenth of May and November. Independent from the get-go, I arrived 13 hours late at 1:00 pm today, October 14. At least I contributed to the stories of 13–our family’s lucky number! My newlywed parents first …

How can writing heal you into wholeness?

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Dedicated to all those on the healing journey through breast cancer.From my workshop presentation at the IGNITE YOUR LIFE EXPO! September 17, 2016, Tampa, FL Socrates said, “Know thyself.” I would expand on his ancient wisdom and say, “Know and write to heal thyself.” Fast forward from Socrates in 399 BC to …

How do you say goodbye to your daddy?

Rewind 13 yearsI will let the Florida clouds lift my words to tell the story of this fighter pilot and 30-year veteran’s journey from earth to sky. But why should you care to read this narrative?I won’t be offering any blog post lessons like “Nine Ways to Say Goodbye to a Loved One.” Instead, I want …

Happy birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!

My Mother India BackstoryToday in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, I was inspired to reflect on my travels to India 12 years ago with my dear friend and sister visionary, Sigrid Tidmore. I was in India today. What’s interesting to me now is that I had just returned from teaching as an expatriate in Honduras for …