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workshop-photoIt happened last week.

You may have heard that I launched a new division to my company. The idea was delivered in a true divine inspiration sort of way. I took all the right actions to move forward: purchased the URL, created the Facebook Fan Page, wrote a blog post to announce the arrival, and much more. The launch had been very successful.

What also happened last week was this: I was to give a speech for my local Toastmasters club. The project I’d chosen was from the Storytelling manual, “The Moral of the Story.”

I researched via Google stories on morals; you know, like the Hare and the Tortoise, in that you never want to take your opponent for granted because she may just beat you at your own game.

Finding a few stories that piqued my interest, I never heard of them before; so I’d have to learn the story fast–as it was only a few short hours before my speech! Eek!

You can’t do this! There’s no time left! What are you going to do? You can’t do this!

Yep. That was me. Hard to believe, right? Miss Positivity?

Well, I knew I had to pull it and me together. The voice inside changed.

You can do this! You can write books and posts in record time! You can write a 7-minute speech, for gosh-sakes!!

I then went back to the manual to read the objectives for the speech. It was possible to take a moral and create my own story. And so I did.

The speech was a success. I received laughs and chuckles. But when it came to the moral —– I forgot the words!!!

“It’s one thing to propose, it’s another to execute!”

Amen, Sister! Amen!

To your success,


Rainbow to Field of Poppies and LupinesYuk!

Now, don’t get me wrong here. Today is the first day of what’s left of your breathing existence. The famous quote was simply stuck in my head until I let it out—and the commentary after it!

I examine why this sarcasm occurred.

Perhaps it is because it is very early in the morning as I sit down to write this post and I have not yet had my coffee.

Maybe it’s because the quote is overused and abused.

Or it could be that I’m in that kind of mood.

I choose the third reason.

When I first woke this morning (at 5am) I thought to myself, “You have two more hours.” But then, my mind began to churn with the tasks I want to accomplish this day, and I could sleep no more. These churning thoughts, however, were like sweet butter and not a sour stomach.

So why did the latter seem to be the case for my less than positive commentary? I’m working on it… I’m working on it.

As I search my inner world for the answer, what I hear is this: it got you the intro you needed to begin today’s writing. Nothing more. Nothing less.

OK. I can accept that because here I am, over 200 words later!

Authentic articulation. The words that come from deep within that talk to you, speak with you, let’s you know what’s going on at the soul level.

I love to sit in my comfy chair, my netbook (mini-laptop) comfortably in my lap, fingers poised on the keys, and with my eyes closed as I begin to transfer the free-flowing thoughts of my mind onto the screen. I take no care to create new paragraphs, grammar, spelling, or content. I stop when the mind has emptied.

Unconscious writing in this manner becomes a conscious exercise in reaching understanding of your Self. I liken it to a form of meditation, yet one that asks for the noise, the inner chatter so that when all is said and done, your mind is silent, spent in its thoughts, and open to let in the wisdom.

A few writers prefer to take pen in hand to write; I do too. However, I use handwriting for a different effect, especially when new ideas pop into my head a mile a minute. It is quicker to write in my business journal and in a circle or square or how I picture those thoughts.

What practices do you have when it comes to writing? I’d love to hear about them.

To your writing success,



“If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it—I might be writing in my dreams.” ~Danzae Pace