Writing From the Heart
This FREE foundation for discovering your inner Wild Woman is newly recorded with more detail, three journaling practices + a bonus e-book of journaling prompts
I used to be you. I never knew my own heart. Searching for answers to my life, I began to journal, writing for myself, and discovered ‘me’ again.
Now I’m on a mission to help people who:
After working through my own 'stuff' by journaling, I developed a writing method that will help you connect your HEART to your BRAIN to your PEN. It’s called Writing From the Heart. It's also my signature course and the foundation to all my multi-module courses. And now it's FREE for everyone.
I spent most of my life dipping my toe into the wild, then pulling it out; going up to my ankles, my knees, my thighs — each time I became afraid of my incredible power and I pulled myself back from achieving my dreams.
But not anymore. I’m finally stepping into my superpower — I see the light and the beautiful soul of the Wild Woman that you are. I see the truth of your soul. Your divinity. Your sacredness. I see the brilliance that you cannot fully see in yourself.
Journaling can help you free yourself, just as it has helped me. I want you to know your joy, but your pain is every bit as important. Your darkness as sacred. Your vulnerability is precious. I will be with you, holding you tenderly in my heart, so that you can look at your darkness through my eyes. You are not broken. When I look at you I see beauty, healing, authenticity — I see you as a Wild Woman — I see miracles, magic, and gentle grace.
The year I was turning forty-nine, I was at a crossroads. I had moved to a new city and started a freelance writing business but I knew no one, had no close friends, and I felt lost. I sank into that familiar funk that had visited me sporadically over the years. When money got tight because I was so afraid of failure and didn’t feel worthy of success, I reached out, pick up the pen and found my journal waiting to listen. With the guidance of mentors, I worked through my self-doubt, fears, and worries. I felt a huge shift happen and I began to build confidence and stepped into my power.
I was born to lead you to find your own light. I see it shining so brilliantly, it almost hurts my eyes to see the awesomeness of who you are. I’m finally stepping into my superpower — I see the light and the beautiful soul of the Wild Woman that you are. I see the truth of your soul. Your divinity. Your sacredness. I see the brilliance that you cannot fully see in yourself.
Journaling is my medicine. Yes, I want you to know your joy, but your pain is every bit as important. Your darkness as sacred. Your vulnerability is precious. Your heart is nestled tenderly to my bosom so that you can look at your darkness through my eyes. I am the mother I wish I had when I was a child, and I can be yours too.
When I look at you I see beauty, healing, authenticity — I see you as a Wild Woman — I see miracles, magic, and gentle grace.
Yes, I see the wounding. I acknowledge it. I honour it. But I also know that your wounding does not define you. It makes you the beautiful tender, compassionate soul that you are. I celebrate you until you can see your radiant beauty.
I don't fix you — you fix yourself — by realizing that you were never broken in the first place.
Writing From the Heart isn’t about being a writer — at all. It’s about being a good listener. I have guided thousands of students — both in online courses and live in-person workshops — to still their minds, listen deeply, hear their hearts, and write down what it has to say.
BUT, through regular practice in listening to your heart and writing what it has to say, you find your authentic voice — and you become a better writer!
Don’t let doing nothing lead to extinguishing your fire or allowing life to lead you instead of you leading your life. Drifting and doing nothing can mean sinking into real depression —
There is a proven link between depression and physical illness. Professor David Goldberg of the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK, reports that the rate of depression in patients with a chronic disease is almost three times higher than the norm. Depressive illness can also precede a physical disease. It has been linked to coronary heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and possibly type 2 diabetes.
But, research has also found that journal writing is therapeutic. And, writing about important personal experiences is not only good for your mental health, but your physical health as well, according to James Pennebaker, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Texas in Austin. Pennebaker, author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, found that writing about upsetting personal experiences for just 20 minutes at a time, over three or four days, can result in a significant drop in blood pressure and a healthier immune system.
"I love the simplicity and directness of this course and Kathy's message. Kathy goes to where not many other writing teachers would go, in fact this is the first time I've encountered this kind of writing course, yet in my opinion it is the most important place where one should go. I teach and coach emotional healing and have known the importance of journaling the feelings for many many years, but Kathy's methods give form and structure to what is loosely termed as journaling or freewriting. I find this course highly beneficial and helpful. I highly recommend this course and all Kathy's writing courses to anyone who is passionate about self discovery and spiritual development. Thank you Kathy, for this gift." — Miranda Suryadjaja (a Writing From the Heart testimonial)
Writing From the Heart is a journal writing method I developed to help you quiet your chattering brain and hear your heart speak. Your heart (your soul) constantly speaks to you with infinite wisdom. It has the answers you seek.
When you learn to write from your heart, you can work through the pain, loss and fear and write your way to a life filled with passion, purpose and excitement!
In Writing From the Heart you learn:
Any life-changing work — breaking old patterns, finding out who you really are, and who you want to be — is freaking hard.
But, Writing From the Heart is like following a gentle spiral down a path to the deeper and deeper. It’s not a plunge, it’s a slow spiral that gives you plenty of time to adjust as you go deeper. And when you bring up memories from the depths and shine a light on them, the grip they have had on you loosens, and you begin to experience moments of peace and contentment.