Healing the He(art)

You know you’re gifted, right? You can feel it in your bones. You’re an artist of some kind, and you can access it to some degree, but the level of the real power of your gift seems to be just out of reach. I am fascinated with the creative process, with how we get better […]

Five Reasons You’re Avoiding the “Call”

Fear. You’re hearing a “call” to change your life, to find your purpose, to step up to the plate and be of service in this crazy, mixed-up world. The time is NOW and you can sense the urgency of it, but the fear wells up and you shut down. I’ve coached dozens of people over the […]

January Literary Reading, Seattle

We may feel called to step up to the plate to create change, but how? What is an “authentic calling” in an upside-down world? Is finding such a path more difficult in this radically shifting climate? Is it more essential? What role can mysticism and spirit play in helping us align to a higher calling?

Writing a Book: The Expat Writer

American writer Gertrude Stein held salons for famous artists during her years in Paris. Questions about identity, deep homesickness, a confusion of what and where home is, floating above a culture, profound shifts in your perception of yourself and culture, a growing global consciousness, a love for the world that’s so deep it makes you […]

OK, that’s enough. My turn. BOOM.

Haverhill, MA, 2008, http://www.carolineallen.com I am working with a writing client, a new novelist, who recently took a vacation to a tropical island with her husband and two children. Her laptop was too heavy, so she decided not to take it. Besides, she thought, I can use my husband’s when he’s not working. With kids […]