Photo of Mary with the text: Weekend Chats: Mary Silwance

Weekend Chats: Mary Silwance

“She was born with the gift of being able to see sharply into the belly of the earth, and with that ability comes the responsibility to speak of what she sees, no matter the difficult truth of it. Her voice is startling in its resonance and depth. She loves the complexity of language and will …

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Your Story Matters

An interviewee for a future “Weekend Chats” asked me a question before we began. She asked: What do you hope to achieve by doing these interviews? My response was, “Well, you clearly didn’t read my blog,” and I laughed, but I responded with: I want to help lift others up. I want to tell the …

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4 Reasons to Write Morning Pages

The Morning Pages are one two basic tools introduced in the book The Artist’s Way. The author, Julia Cameron, describes them as “an apparently pointless process.” Cameron claims this “pointless” process is so important that she suggests purchasing a new notebook for the sole purpose of this exercise as a way of commemorating the beginning …

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A Little Silly Goes a Long Way

We can all do something to brighten someone’s day. My area of the world is under a stay at home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I fully support this order and believe social distancing is the only way to alleviate some of stresses on our health system, and more importantly, keep people safe, especially …

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Twitter Restored my faith in humanity

Twitter Restored My Faith in Humanity

For a moment. I’ve taken to scrolling through Twitter at 3am when I can’t sleep. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be looking at my phone screen when trying to sleep. I know all those things, yet I still reach for my phone when it seems sleep will not come. Most of the time I …

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