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I’m delighted to introduce my massage therapist, Mimi Batman.  Mimi (Marie) is a Delaware Licensed Massage Therapist with almost 20 years experience.  Mimi practices in the Wilmington-Delaware area where she has a massage studio near Prices Corner.  She has been trained in many modalities, and blends them to create unique massages tailored to her individual clients.  …

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Congratulating Linda Hall

I’d like to congratulate Linda Hall, a former journal student of mine. Her story, “The Miracle Lady,” has just been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven. Writing has always been a major force in Linda’s life, sometimes in the foreground, sometimes the background. Following her husband’s death five years ago, she has …

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100 Word Flash Memoirs

Anyone can write 100 word flash memoirs. Just remember one punctuating life-moment. It could be 20 years ago, or just yesterday. Perhaps something painful, perhaps blissful. Then, be in that moment, and write a few lines. Thanks to Joan Leof and some Twitter friends, I’m re-inspired to get back into my memories, and start writing …

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Up on the Roof

Today I feature a second guest post by a Brandywine Writers’ Circle member, TCDavis.  Tom grew up in Wilmington, as this post will reveal.  He’s a photogapher, as well as a writer.  A photo of his heads the post, which is entitled, “Up on the Roof”. I ran in the Y this morning, around the …

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World’s Oldest Newspaper Columnist

“Miss Hemenway began her writing career at the age of 90, and on the 29th of this month she will turn 100. She is probably the oldest newspaper columnist in the United States, perhaps on earth.” This was from an article written about Ruby Henenway in 1984. It seems fitting since my first blog post, …

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“Saved by a Poem”

Have you ever been saved by a poem — one you’ve written or read? I have — by both! So has Kim Rosen, as she explains in her book, Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Kim also has written an article for the July/August issue of Spirituality & Health magazine called “The …

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Filling the Cracks With Gold

    WRITE ABOUT 1. A time when you suffered damage and felt more “beautiful” in some way afterwards. 2. A time you filled someone else’s crack with gold and helped them to feel more beautiful. 3. Someone whose crack you would like to fill with gold but are not able to. 4. The greatest …

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Writing As Your Medicine & Your Muse

” A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.” Robert Frost You may have no intention of writing a poem when you pour your problems and pain on to your journal page. Nor may you have …

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One Couple’s Experience Journaling Together

Eva Abbott and Van Temple were in two of my journal groups for a significant amount of time. Eva met monthly for two years in the Jesus House group. Van met monthly for a year in the Men’s Group. They were vital members of these groups, no strangers to journaling when they entered. They had …

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Life of Flowers

Click here to watch the Life of Flowers video: Life of Flowers After experiencing, do any of the following — WRITE ABOUT whatever comes what is blossoming in you your favorite flower your garden a memory having to do with a flower a flower that holds a special symbol for you OR JUST ENJOY!