Category Archives: holding space

“Third Places”

Have you ever heard someone talking about “third place” in a context that has nothing to  do with competition? I’ve heard the phrase and sort of gathered the implied meaning, but the origin is from a book called The Great … Continue reading

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Revolution Is an Act of Love

For those of you who are writers, I wanted to share this latest call for submissions from Monstering magazine.  If you remember, I mentioned this new start-up by Brianna Albers a few days ago. To get myself in the frame … Continue reading

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On that note, I see a shift in my corner of the world. The Asheville Wordfest, which did not occur in 2016 due to the father of the organizer, is currently being planned for sometime in the very near future. … Continue reading

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Learning to Live With Chronic Illness

I’m sorry if this image is a trigger to you. It was one that so made me think MIGRAINE!! I just finished reading Maia Sepp’s The Migraine Mafia. The title refers to the support group she found where she met … Continue reading

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Creating a Caring Community

I’ve been trying to figure this out for ages, so please don’t take anything I say in this blog post as advice that needs to be followed. I’m simply throwing out some things that have made a little difference in … Continue reading

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Practicing My Practice

I’m trying to get back to writing, but it feels like my right leg did when it came out of the cast and walking boot a couple of months ago. I was scared to bear any weight on that foot. … Continue reading

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Six-Word Memoirs and Other Short Items

I’ve seen these around, and I’d like to try one. Filled with fear, I love much. Today’s Daily Poem to act justly   to treat fairly or adequately   to show due appreciation for   to acquit in a way … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

I’ve had no words for the past few days. Maybe it’s because someone I love has lost someone she loves. I keep looking for words to offer comfort, but there are no words that can take away that loss and … Continue reading

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