Writing Through Grief

This article was originally posted on www.createwritenow.com

Give sorrow words.
The grief that does not speak

whispers the o’er fraught heart and bids it break.

                                                ~William Shakespeare~

Grief is grief and loss is loss. Whether you have lost a loved one, whether you are between jobs, whether you have lost your health, your wealth, your sense of purpose, or ...

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The Accidental Artist

Did you ever begin something for fun that then turned on its head and
became something more?

Late one night in the middle of
March, I started fooling around on the
computer with my old photographs –
all 8000 or so of them. I started to
layer them. And layer and layer
and layer until they became
something more.

Then something else happened.
People liked them. Then something
else happened. They ...

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Journaling Frees the Mind from Everyday Stress

By Shelley Handley, April 2013
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Elizabeth Wells
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Welles
Elizabeth Welles, professional writer and speaker, performance artist and poet and authority on journaling, spoke to group of students in the PVCC Bruxton Library.

Elizabeth Welles has been journaling since she was a child of seven. On a trip to Europe her mother gave her a little black book and told her, “This is your diary to ...

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What Would You Love To Create?

Your creative expression is unique to you.
So what would you love to create?

The question and words ‘What would you love to create?’ Or ‘What would I love to create?’ are specific. Would is a word of invitation. It is different from could. The word could is conditional. It has definitive answers associated with it, usually a yes or no. You can always do something but would you want ...

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COJOMÉ & Journaling ~ In the News

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Nationally known author, speaker, performance artist and poet
Elizabeth Welles will be appearing  at Paradise Valley Community College and will speak on Journaling for Well-Being, creativity and meditation.
The event will be held from 12 noon to 1pm at PVCC Buxton Library and is free and open to the public.

On March 2nd she will present ‘COJOME’ to Eat Write and Relax, a 3-hour presentation on cooking, journaling and meditation in Scottsdale, ...

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The Good News About Your Creativity ~ Part I

You are gifted with a myriad of creative possibilities, many rivers and many streams. This understanding provides a portal that there are outlets for your creative quests. There are solutions to answers, mysteries to be embraced, help for quandaries, and missions for your desires. There is joy, beauty, relief and peace in this knowing.

Creativity acts in and through your life all the time. Your creative ...

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Writing Beyond Grief with The Voice of Compassion

I began writing as a young storyteller before the age of seven. I learned the benefits of cathartic writing only later at about the age of eleven. Writing out my pain relieved the suffering. It took off the top layer so healing could occur. For example, writing till the tears streamed down my face to then gain clarity as to the real emotion behind my upset. ‘Oh yeah, I’m not angry. I’m hurt and sad.’ I then could ...

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News for September – October 2012

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Nationally known author, speaker, performance artist and poet Elizabeth Welles will be appearing in the Denver / Grand Junction Colorado area at Bonfire Coffee in Carbondale, CO on September 28, 2012 at 7 pm. Welles will speak on the topics of journaling, creativity and meditation. She will read from her latest work, ‘Journaling For Well-Being & Peace’


Author And Speaker Elizabeth Welles To Speak In ...

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What Journaling Can Do For You

Anyone can journal and write and it’s easier than you think.

The empty page is like God. It can hear anything, it can take anything, and it can handle anything. The blank page is a safe place to dump the trash so you don’t carry it around in your head, heart, body, mind or soul. In a non-invasive way journaling assists you in excavating ...

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Magic in the Land of Malaise

When you are feeling out of your element, unmotivated, in despair or depressed, sometimes there are Divine appointments waiting for you. Unanticipated people in unexpected places that bring color and light to your day. This is the true story of one such encounter.

Did anybody feel wanky in July: unmotivated, lethargic malaise, depressed, despair or dejected? I did.

In mid-July everything stopped with a why do this, ...

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How Sacred Time Feeds Creativity




When you worry about future time, everything will be that much further away, because you are gauging your Self and your creations against some distant shore that’s always on the horizon. Whereas, when you give up thinking about time, everything comes rushing to meet you.

Digging up planted ...

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