Journaling Workshop in Rehoboth Beach!

Sign up now for my next journaling workshop at the Rehoboth Art League!

Journaling to Clear What Clutters Your Mind

Location: The Rehoboth Art League
Room: Children’s Studio

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition: $100.00

Level: Ages 18 & Up Beginner

Sometimes emotions or thoughts can clutter our minds. Areas of the brain that we could be using for new ideas and creative expression get filled up with unsolved problems and negative judgments. Journaling can help free up that space! Learn techniques to:
* Access your subconscious mind and tap into the vast resources stored there.
* Reduce tension, frustration, anger, and other strong emotions.
* Improve your time management and your organizational skills.
* Track cycles, patterns, and trends in your life.
* Unlock the mysteries of your dreams.
* Experiment with creative writing.
* Write your autobiography.
* Clarify your goals.

 

And, have a lot of fun!

To register, click here.

 

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Something New for Me

Today’s post is a plug for my favorite duo, Straight BS (https://www.facebook.com/Straight.BS.Duo.Different/), and for a new writing skill I was able to practice, thanks to them!

West Virginia Eastern Panhandle musicians Bruce (B) Reich and Steve (S) Van Order blend vocals with mandolin and mandola, melodica, fiddle, dobro, guitar, cello and electric and piccolo basses to deliver a uniquely creative and energetic performance. They feature Bruce’s melodic originals as well as creative arrangements of fiddle music, American standards, bluegrass, country, and rock tunes.

Bruce recently asked me to write lyrics for what was then one of his unnamed compositions. Though I’ve written my own songs before, it was challenging to find the words that not only fit the melody but matched its mood. Here’s a video of “Somehow,” the end result:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1zdEvjEGeg

It was really a fun experience collaborating with the two of them to come up with the finished product!

For more videos of their different take on some old favorites as well as some of their originals, check out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTg3jYTF1J8QMlG5_s5WOJw

Straight BS will be performing at the Berkeley Springs Brewing Company from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. 

Thank you!

First, I have to thank my dear friend Rev. Sarah Anders for turning me on to “A Year of Being Here, ” a daily email subscription curated by Phyllis Cole-Dai. Each day, Phyllis sends an email with a poem dedicated to mindfulness, and I find it to be a nice way to start my morning.  I sent her a few of my own poems for consideration, and Saturday morning my inbox had my own poem coming back to me.  So a second thank you to Phyllis.  Here’s the link to her web site and my poem “Another Moment.”

http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/2015/04/anne-barney-another-moment.html