Monthly Archives: January 2011

Threading Our Way toward Wholeness by Writing

Reflective writing is a conduit for memory. One prime stimulus for eliciting memories for reflection is returning to a location where one has  spent time in the past. Twice I have returned to live in an area where I lived previously. The … Continue reading

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Tracing the Blueberry Path from the Previous Blog

Reflective writing does allow us to look inward, backward, around, and forward, feeling for connections, resonance, parallels, even incongruity among our own thoughts. These subtleties of pattern and signification are what help us develop meaning. We swallow blueberry juice from … Continue reading

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Pausing for Blueberry Reflections

Blueberries are luscious. For me, no other word is so apt to describe the taste of this fruit. Luscious. I have always loved these small, glorious berries. I discovered them in the wild when I was about eight. I lived in … Continue reading

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How Writing and Transcending Differ

In an earlier posting called “Reflective Writing and the Experience of Transcending,” I talked about some similarities between writing and transcending, namely that both processes begin with an inward turn of awareness, both processes allow the experience of moving to … Continue reading

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Writing and Memory

Memory plays a major role in the process of writing–from short-term memory in the prefrontal lobe that holds the current intention to write to long-term memories in the hippocampus and cortex that hold the knowledge of how to form letters, spell words, create … Continue reading

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