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Self Authoring Suite

It was somewhere around December 2015 that I created the Facebook page for my writings under Open Wound. My life had encountered a sea change and I had the uncontrollable urge to share my thoughts. My close friends had experienced my litany of thoughts and ideas about life and encouraged me to open them up to others. Since then I’ve had many tell me they had similar desires to write but didn’t know where to start. My start included years of rambling journal entries, and many personal study programs on how to manage my interior life. A friend recently sent...

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Voices

My voice feels shaky today. I do consider myself a writer. But I don’t make things up, basically share thoughts. It’s easier in writing. Shades of a shy childhood maybe? I try to keep it conversational. I’m no expert. I truly believe in freedom of choice and live and let live. I have shared a few expressions that my Dad passed along at the dinner table when I was young. One was, “Your personal liberty to swing your arms ends just where my nose begins.” Apparently lawyers and orators have used this expression since the early 1900’s. Dad likes to...

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Enough guilt Already

Two days of rest after a trip and I don’t feel a bit guilty. I used to be pretty anxious when I didn’t accomplish much in a day. Ok, fine, I still get like that sometimes. Relaxing is not my strong suit. But resting? I’m a napping Queen. Guilt is such a funny thing. It’s tied to all kinds of fears and emotions. I’ve had many a Mom at my table saying, “But I feel guilty,” if I don’t do this thing or that or accomplish this or that. I admitted mine from the early child rearing years when I...