“You’re not a writer”.
That statement broke my heart, and felt heavy in my chest. Until I recognized ego and fear, whispering in my ear again, like they often do. In this moment, there is a choice. I can choose to listen to the internal critics, or I can choose to be brave. Today, I choose brave. Sometimes, often times, brave does not come without scary, but being brave means we do them anyway.
I write, therefore I am a writer. I may not be the most polished, or eloquent, but I write because I need to. I feel words bubble up and spill over, into the air or onto the page depending on where I am at the moment. I write because when I think, the words just seem to bounce around, inside my head like an echo, and when I put them on paper I can see them more clearly. Hear them more clearly.
It’s true; I’m only beginning to put my words out there. It remains to be seen how they will be received and I am doing a lot of...
Unhealthy Love…Why we choose it, how to avoid it.
There has been a lot of controversy regarding the release of the Fifty Shades movie and understandably so. Those that loved the book think it is innocent and well written, just a fantasy. Those that didn’t love it feel that it sends a disturbing message, blurring the lines between love and sex.
I read the book but opted to skip the movie. I’ll admit I was more interested in the writer than the story. How was she able to put pen to page and have millions of women not only fall in love with Christian Grey but forgive and excuse him almost anything? What is it about these characters that send women, normally appalled by such behavior, rushing to the theatre for more?
I am not a therapist but I have my theories. Perhaps it is the basic human desire to be loved, have a partner love you fiercely enough to take charge, be passionate, sweep you off your feet and “take” you? After all, isn’t that the stuff...
"What exactly is an Insight? Perhaps it is the unexpected gift of looking inward and seeing clearly for the first time what has been there all along. The H.E.A.L.ing Process for me was just that, an insight. I've often heard of writers sitting to write and before they know it words are pouring forth with a knowledge that they did not realize they possessed. While working on this book, and the very concept of it, that is what happened to me. I'm thrilled that the many years of work that I've done, along with some gut wrenching experiences of my own have aligned me with my creative source so that I may bring this book and this process into the world." Trudy Stoner, Excerpt from A Healing Process
I'd like to use this blog as a way to share pieces of this insight and process with you, my wonderful reader and friend. While I won't always write about A Healing Process, I still invite you to spend time with me as I write about the things that pop into my head and feel important enough to...
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