Write to Live Well?

20140617_145714Many of us were taught a way of writing that stifled our desire to really tap into the power of this uniquely human skill.  Lately, my teenage sons have been telling me that they can’t stand their writing classes.  Like so many of us, they can’t see writing as a way to tap into the power of words and consciousness.

I used to consider writing to be one of my biggest life skills, one of the things that helped me make a good living.  Yet, even then, like so many writers,  internal resistance to writing affects me, and I have had to learn to deal with it, and develop new approaches to seeing writing as a living well practice, as important as eating right and physical exercise.

Writing to live well requires a different way of looking at writing and your life.   To write your destiny, a love needs to infuse your writing, the same kind of love that inspired Monet to create his gardens at Giverny.

Is writing a practice that could expand your ability to live well?


If you feel a kind of tug or calling to write, it might be.

Writing has helped me in so many ways during the last thirty years,  it’s easy to see how writing expanded my destiny.  The ability to write well allowed me to win scholarships to college, win awards from writing contests,  work as a professional writer and Marketing Director, to write grants for non-profits, books for my coaching practice, and most importantly, in my estimation to work with the power of intentions and visioning.

One of my goals is to help men and women change makers develop their power of writing to improve their lives, and perhaps the lives of the people they serve.

Some people that I have helped have a natural love and interest in writing, and usually reading. They love to create, imagine and play with words to shape reality in new ways. They have ideas to share.

Other clients rely on me to help them find their voice in a way that helps them articulate what they do with more clarity and effectiveness.

I can help you to write what you need to write.



If you would like some free assistance, there are many posts on this site to help you develop your writing skills to live a better life.  When you need individual assistance, there are several options for receiving individual attention.

Currently, I am helping the City of Aurora Illinois update their sustainability plan as a board member of Sustainable Aurora.  Writing plans that affect the lives of many people can seem boring and unimportant, but it is not. Perhaps, this is the kind of writing you are being invited to do. I would love to help you improve our world.

36 thoughts on “Write to Live Well?

  1. Karen Wan says:

    Thank you! I’m guessing you’re referring to my gravatar picture, the one with the long hair. This is actually an older picture of me from 2010, but I grew my hair out (again) and I now look like this picture again. So, I guess old is new again!

    Hope you’re having a great day!

  2. nadinemarie33 says:

    This is much delayed Karen. I want to thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’m glad you did. I’m now following yours! 🙂 Much blessings, namaste. ♥♥♥Nadine Marie♥♥♥

    • Karen Wan says:

      Like what you’ve been doing to keep expanding your life and sharing that through your blog. It has been a pleasurable destiny to visit your blog! 🙂

    • Karen Wan says:

      A friend recommended your blog highly and I was very impressed with your posts, so it’s a delight to follow you. Look forward to getting to know you better!

    • Karen Wan says:

      Oh thank you so much! And of course congratulations to you for receiving this award yourself. I’ve been enjoying your blog since I discovered it! 🙂

  3. Jay Rando says:

    I am just having to have to hit you with another award lol as i can see others have too 🙂 I have nominated you for the ‘Kreativ Blogger Award’, thanks for sharing your posts and ideas. Keep up the great work and blogging 🙂 Jay – http://wp.me/p2baF1-i2

    • Karen Wan says:

      Thank you so much, Jay. It’s so nice to be appreciated! I like what you’re doing with your blog too! Keep up your good work as well!

    • Karen Wan says:

      I’m finally getting around to thanking you properly for your tag earlier this month. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, and the great poetry that you share!

    • Karen Wan says:

      Thank you, that’s very kind of you. I still have to notify all the people I nominated for the Sunshine award, so I’m going to wait a bit like you did to respond to this one. These awards are wonderful but they also take time to find the right people to nominate!

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