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Other people’s business

One of my mentors and teachers Byron Katie shares that there are 3 types of business: your business, others' business and the universe’s business. The weather, for example, is the universe’s business. My five year old daughter was experiencing this worry this morning as she shared her concerns that it was going to be raining … Continue reading Other people’s business

After you change your relationship with writing, what’s next?

If you no longer dreaded or procrastinated about writing and you could just sit down and write whenever you wanted with ease, what would it create room for in your life?  Maybe you would you be wondering about the next stage of your career or how to create more time with your friends and family … Continue reading After you change your relationship with writing, what’s next?

Lost and Found

I returned to my hotel after my “how to make writing easier” workshop hosted by BCRegMed at the University of British Columbia and pulled out my laptop from my backpack excited to connect with everyone who opted connect to receive their complimentary Discovery Call when I realized that something very precious to me was missing.  … Continue reading Lost and Found

Are you a successful academic who is procrastinating about writing?

Most of my clients are very successful in many areas of their lives and yet they procrastinate about writing. They tell me that they get things done in the lab or for assignments and yet not for their writing until the deadline is looming and they are then under pressure and do not create their … Continue reading Are you a successful academic who is procrastinating about writing?

The Surprising Reason You Avoid Writing

I had a researcher share his “yay” with me this week that he would not be writing grants this fall. They were celebrating that they finally have a break from writing. Why is writing such a perpetual slog for researchers and why do researchers avoid it so much? Researchers seem to feel like writing takes … Continue reading The Surprising Reason You Avoid Writing

How do I create story in my academic writing?

This is a common question that I receive from my clients and workshop participants: how do I create a story from my results?  And, what does it mean when we say story?  From my experience, it means that the question is interesting to the reader, the reader is drawn in and wants to know how … Continue reading How do I create story in my academic writing?

How do you give yourself permission to rest?

When we are well-rested and writing we are our most energetic, enthusiastic, creative and resourceful selves. If we are not writing, we are resting from writing. In the extremes of rest we can either be exhausted and feel like “we deserve” a break or we are procrastinating and avoiding doing the work that we know will create … Continue reading How do you give yourself permission to rest?

How to Receive Feedback with More Ease

In a heated after school discussion, my 5 year old Maggie was upset with me for saying “no” to a request and she told me I was a "bad" mother. My heart sunk as my thoughts were: How could she say something like that? Then, I paused before speaking. In that pause, I realized that … Continue reading How to Receive Feedback with More Ease

Have You Had Your Writing Shift?

The “writing shift” happens for my clients when they start to consistently journal about the thoughts and feelings that are coming up for them. However, some of you have shared that you just don’t want to write down your thoughts or feelings in a journal for a variety of reasons. This step can have it’s own … Continue reading Have You Had Your Writing Shift?

Is your Writing Block a Hidden Treasure?

My clients have some reason that they find writing hard. Maybe it’s hard because you would rather be crunching data or running experiments... Maybe it’s hard because of what you are making it mean... Maybe it’s hard because of the questions that come up for you when you write...As a result of writing feeling hard, you … Continue reading Is your Writing Block a Hidden Treasure?