In a small used bookstore in Brooklyn, I found a book, “In Favor of the Sensitive Man and other essays” by Anais Nin.

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful then the risk it took to BLOSSOM. ~Anais Nin


Let’s admit it. Everything is falling apart and people around the world are in a collective grief. Government, education, housing, banking, jobs, the environment and even families are breaking down.

And here is the kicker. We are never going back to the old “normal.” These old systems are going to…


“They cut me loose, come pick me up.”

Hearing the voice of my deceased husband stopped me in my tracks.

Walking up the stairs, cell phone on speaker mode perched on an overflowing basket of laundry, I listened to three messages that were about to expire. Dentist appointment reminder. Delete…


Let it Be

When I find myself in times of trouble,

Mother Mary comes to me.

Speaking words of wisdom,

let it Be. ~Beatles

On November 1, we will begin another round of 30 days of writing. You can find the content on this Medium blog or purchase all the…


“At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book — that string of confused, alien ciphers — shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.” ― Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading


Day 6 of 7: Setting Intentions

“When love first happens, the individuals are giving each other energy unconsciously and both people feel buoyant and elated. That’s the incredible high we call being ‘in love.’ Unfortunately, once they expect this feeling to come from another person, they cut themselves off from…


Day 5 of 7: Setting Intentions

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” ~Annie Proulx

In the process of setting intentions, ideas…


Day 4 of 7: Setting Intentions

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla

The exercise today is about tuning into the energy of what is happening in your life over the next 4–6 months. Structure holds space…


Day 3 of 7: Setting Intentions

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

T. S. Eliot

On Day One, you created a list of goals and desires for the…


Day 2 of 7: Setting Intentions

“We live and breathe words.” ~Cassandra Clare, Author Clockwork Prince

The next layer is a step-by-step process with words and categories. Take some time to read through the steps and if you want to answer the questions and write things down, go for it…

Andrea Hylen

Founder of Heal My Voice and The Writing Incubator. Life Scientist. Live house-free. Widow. Mom of Adult Daughters. Grief. Writing Sexuality. Evolutionary Woman

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