Archive for April, 2010

A meditative experience

Writing can be a very meditative experience that quiets the mind as we release our fears and worries and to-do lists.  When you get lost in your writing you have usually forgotten that anything else exists but the the paper and words in front of you.  You move outside yourself and beyond your worries.

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Focus our connection…

Writing brings the people we care for, or have lost, to the foreground in both literal and figural ways.  As we focus on our connection, we are, in a very real sense honoring and celebrating the people who are important to us.  Who do you need to write today to say that you appreciate them and love them?  Focus on your connections and be inspired by who is present in your life at this time.

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Writing helps us…

Writing helps us embrace every moment, not just the fantastically exciting or stimulating ones, but also the sad and the moving times.  In times of concern or grieving, writing can be a source of comfort, as we hold our loved ones close.  What do you need to write about today that may be bothering you…release it on to the paper…

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Embrace all the gifts of life…

Writing reminds us to embrace all the gifts of life.  When we listen and wait in faith, not taking for granted the beauty and love that surrounds us, every page can be a prayer of gratefulness that connects us with our Source.

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What writing can be…

I have often thought that writing is a holy experience because of the way it celebrates life and expresses our truest and most intimate feelings.  Writing can be a prayer of gratitude because it helps us notice the little things in life.  Where in your life are you finding gratefulness?  Is your life changing?  Be grateful for the change, as I like to say, Be the Change…

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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