Selected Works

nonfiction, depth psychology, memoir, Spiritual, Relationships, Work, Health, Meaning, Techniques, Fate, Renewal, Transcendence, Timing, Earth’s soul, Dreams, Symbols, Myths, Death
SPECIAL 2016 BOOK OFFER: Your Soul at a Crossroads for half-price, $7. You might then dip into The Inner Lover and Dreaming of Animals, also related to finding inner wisdom.
nonfiction
Using passion as a way to self-empowerment & exceptional creativity
"Animals show us in dreams what we need to do to heal ourselves and the Earth" - James Hillman
A compendium of articles, quotes, puzzles that show how our daily activities affect ecosystems. Published by Grosset/Putnam.
That's me at age 15 - to Elvis' right
The story of a snowshoe hare surviving in its community in Glacier Bay, Alaska. A Smithsonian Heritage Book.
So precious

Book cover

The scene while I work in my journal

Dinner afterward with Heidi Kolb

Flyer for this weekend's Anais Nin event

Carl Jung at Bollingen

My kitty, Sugah

with long hair, Bozeman

Scene in Yellowstone Park near where I currently live.

Listen to the Dr. Pat Show

I love this mosaic with Orpheus and animals

Jane D. Richardson among her diaries


Anais Nin and I at her book party at the Gotham Book Mart.

Two favorite mentors: Ira Progoff & Anais Nin. Progoff was the creator of the Intensive Journal Method. Anais Nin, is the author of novels and most famously Diaries.

Highly recommended


Happy birthday, Anais Nin, Feb. 21.

February 25, 2017

Tags: writing, art, relationships

Anais was a "mother" of mine. I loved her diaries on writing, art, relationships -- all my major concerns.

Soul Writing workshop last weekend

April 16, 2013

Tags: soul, writing, spirituality, gratitude

A lovely group of women attended my Soul Writing workshop on Sunday. They were all so eager for tools for deepening their spirituality. I love to relate to people on that level and am grateful for their energy.

Writing to Art

October 14, 2012

Tags: writing, art, sculpture, place

Let's do writing in response to pictures of paintings or sculpture or places. I spent an hour "being with" several images and wrote prose poems about them. It's a good way to find your experience of the artwork, not just saying "I like it". I invite you to share your paintings and words.

Special offers on home page

July 2, 2012

Tags: free, publishing, writing, tips

I'm offering 5 publishing or writing tips free. Just ask. See my home page.
Also, if you want consulting, the first half-hour is free.

Custom courses on writing for children and memoirs

July 4, 2011

Tags: courses, writing, children, memoirs

See my Events page for new information about designing a course for what you need in writing and publishing for children and writing memoirs or family histories.

Writing tips by Sue Monk Kidd

October 23, 2010

Tags: Sue Monk Kidd, memoir, writing, Traveling with Pomegranates

For writers Sue Monk Kidd has some excellent tips. See www.suemonkkidd.com/reflections.
For anyone who's wanted to write memoir or fiction, she's a great mentor.
I just finished reading Traveling with Pomegranates, a book she wrote with her daughter about travels they took together. They went to my favorite sacred places--in Greece and France. (more…)

Movies & writing

May 24, 2010

Tags: Movies, writing, Netflix

I am more and more eager to offer a class on what movies have to teach us about good writing. I am a huge movie fan, mostly independents, but in my town the only theater offers mostly movies for juveniles. A weekly frustration. Thank heavens for Netflix.

The Underground Stream theme

September 27, 2009

Tags: courses, nature, writing, psychology, ecoliteracy, soul journeys, web of life, nurturance, kinship, light, waters

This year I will be offering courses in nature, writing, and psychology. Other words that describe what I want to offer are: ecoliteracy, soul journeys, web of life, nurturance, kinship, fields of light, waters of life, deep writing whether fiction or non.
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As Stanley Kunitz says in a poem, "We are partners in this land/co-signers of a covenant.

Let me know if this resonates with you...

7 Tips for getting out of a block

August 17, 2009

Tags: writing, character, story, editing, friend

1. Do more research
2. Get out your special pen and paper
3. Free writing for 5 minutes, no stopping or editing
4. Write as if a letter to a friend.
5. Make yourself do it.
6. Understand your structure.
7. Make a list of characters and situations, cut into strips of paper and put in separate bags; pull out 2 characters and situation and construct a story. (Play.)