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Posts by Mayette Bautista

On Being a Contemplative Writer

Ed Cyzewski - Contemplative Writer

Both writing and the Christian tradition of contemplative prayer depend on us facing our fears and anxieties, and the path to healing is about going through our pain rather than numbing it or distracting ourselves from it.

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Two Journeys to Manhood

Evan Hanson

When does a boy become a man? Becoming a “man” isn’t a new idea – there are centuries of precedence. But it’s been pretty much forgotten – especially in terms of some sort of ceremony, some sort of moment.

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Write Your Own Comeback Story

Matt Gagnon - Life Coach

“I am the courageous heart that passionately beats to empower the hurt, broken, and lost. I believe that people are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole,” says life coach Matt Gagnon. “And it’s never too late to write your own comeback story.”

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Why Writing Builds Resiliency

Kathy Gruver Writing Builds Resiliency

Why worry twice? We can’t necessarily stop things, but we can stop freaking out about them. Dr. Kathy Gruver explains that the future always starts now. With every exhale we can make a more resilient choice.

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The Steep Side of the Mountain

Manny Wolfe - Steep Side of the Mountain

Manny Wolfe believes that changing yourself will probably be the hardest thing you ever do…especially if you grew up in a cult in one of the most violent cities in America like he did. If you want to change, you have to take to it like a drowning man taking to a life preserver.

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A Rocky Road to Love

Kamala Chambers

Writing love letters to her seven failed relationships was cathartic and a learning experience for author Kamala Chambers. She made each letter, and it’s subsequent learned wisdom, into a chapter in her book Road to Love. Listen to discover how writing made her a better person.

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