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5 Questions for Mary Oliver

Beloved poet and natural world evangelist Mary Oliver pulls the curtain for a rare glimpse behind her writing and life. Her new book of prose, Upstream, filled with gorgeous essays…

5 Ways to Embrace Daily Writing

Writing is a vital personal expression—a way to both share who you are with the world, and to delve deeper into your own psyche.

7 Different Ways to Journal to Help You Create, Reflect, and Explore

There are many different ways we can approach journaling. Here are seven suggestions to try.

7 Stories to Tap into Your Creative Flow

Think back to how you played as a child.  Remember how it felt to create your own stories and scenarios and games?  In the middle of creative flow, there is a feeling of …

Bead by Bead

A spiritual journey nourished by constant self-reflection and meditation mala beads.

Book Review: The Forever Letter

Writing What We Believe for Those We Love

Book Review: The Grace in Living

The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsKathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner and respected author who’s written…

Composting for Your Life

It’s Spring 2012, and we just had a super full moon: The moon was closer to the earth than it’s been all year. Here in Vancouver, it’s just starting to get warm, though the cherry …

Deep Listening

Dr. Neha Sangwan and writer and coach Jackee Holder say deep listening is the path to wellness

Discovering New Kin

Collecting an imaginary album, where places in nature have made their mark.

Ethical Wills and Legacy Letters

Sponsored Content from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute

Get Unstuck

We live in stories—all of us, all of the time. This is a story about breaking through writer’s block and the start of a focused, passionate, and productive period

How to Create Your Own Personal Mythology

Every worldview, whether religious or cultural, is steeped in the structure of a story. Christians, for example, elevate the value of love through the archetype of Jesus, the ultim…

Journaling to Rediscover Hidden Interests

Try this journaling exercise to rediscover something you used to be passionate about as a child.

Left and Right Handed Journaling

When I was in my early twenties I went to see a psychic. He said I was so full of creative energy that I either needed to start writing books or I was going to start having babies.…

Let One Artist’s Magic Be Your Muse

Find inspiration from your creative role model.

Saved By A Poem: Just Now

In the morning as the storm begins to blow awaythe clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to methat there has been something simpler than I could ever believesimpler than I co…

Sense and Sensuality

Excerpted from The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Move With and Beyond Illness by Judith Hannan

Shared Journaling

Instead of keeping a private journal, a shared journal can be a way to use writing to connect or deepen a relationship.

Silent Night: Journaling Under the Moon

As another year comes to a close and we look forward to new beginnings, this is the perfect time to reflect on what is working in our lives and what is not.

Surprise Yourself with a Nested Meditation

One of the more ingenious tools we’ve found for reframing a tough situation—or simply having fun with words—is a process that psychologist Kevin Anderson calls nested meditation. I…

The Commons: Crawling to Ecstasy

These physical journeys have become a spiritual quest, guiding me into old age with some semblance of equanimity and health.

The Story of You: Writing as a Tool for Self-Discovery

How do you get started on this journey of writing for self-discovery? Word by word.

The Stubborn Gladness of Elizabeth Gilbert

Before Eat, Pray, Love was a movie and a travel tour, it was a memoir by the award-winning writer Elizabeth Gilbert, whose story of losing and finding herself resonates with just a…

The Wrong I Needed to Write

In the last two issues of S&H, I’ve written two articles. This is the one that was trying to get out…

Transform Your Life One Morning at a Time

This now classic practice is much more powerful if you choose the right God

What is Your Super Power?

About a year ago, I was leading a creative writing class and I gave the students this prompt: “If you could be a superhero with one power, what would that power be?” Instantly, sni…

What’s on Your List?

Do the items on your list reflect your true self?

Write Your Own Self-Compassion Proposal

Compassion is a virtue.But what if, by inborn instinct or after diligent learning and practice, you attain this virtue—deeply feeling and expressing compassion for others of all st…

Writing a Letter of Forgiveness

An adapted excerpt from Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene

Writing and the Art of Observation

Writers are nothing if not observers of life. Crafting the words is important, but without our observer self we are only typists. As observers we quiet our minds and let our senses…

Writing Oneself Out of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a debilitating mix of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression that is resistant to treatment. Part of the difficulty in treating the millions of Amer…

Writing to Connect to your Body

A major aspect of my practice has always been about coming home to my body. We live in a culture that doesn’t always honor the body; we tend instead to objectify it as this thing t…

Your Assignment: Complete the Story

Complete the Story of The Sword in the Storytelling Stone and Win $1000

Your Assignment: Heal a Parent/Child Relationship with Good Storytelling

We tried talk therapy and it didn’t work. Our attempts at reconciliation always ended in recrimination and competition. The guilt of a father for deserting the family and the pain …

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