Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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What Are You Reading?


I plan Sunday mornings for hours of reading. Then about noon, we go to the farmers’ market to shop organic and Starbucks to read some more.


Today, I balanced my time between When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Marilyn Steele’s The Wild Feminine.




A member of our reading  group chose When Breath Becomes Air which is an amazing book about a thirty-six year old neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.   Click here.






Amazon states: “In The Wild Feminine, Jungian psychologist and artist Marilyn Steele, Ph.D. weaves personal and archetypal stories and dreams together for a soulful and inspiring call to action. Through poignant, humorous, and deeply felt presentations of her life, Marilyn strikes a chord with all of us in whom the Wild Feminine is ready to emerge. These stories are designed to awaken a feminine consciousness and bring wild feminine power and wisdom back to the world. In this book, we see how to open to mystery and learn to trust our inner wisdom.

Marilyn and I met at Starbucks on Saturday to talk about our progress in producing what we are learning about in an on-line class we take together. I told her before lights out at night, I like to read a chapter from The Wild Feminineclick here .

In skilled prose, Marilyn writes about the time she lived in the S.F. East Bay hills with redwood trees and hummingbirds, a stag, and other animals. The stories tell about her struggles, accomplishments, and what brings her peace. They are motivating, at times humorous, and filled with “transformative wisdom.”

In the chapter called, “Listening with the ear of your heart,” Marilyn tells about the stag outside who visits her cottage and the stag in her dream. “The stag moves easily between the living and the dream worlds, especially at Samhain, the Celtic New Year. This is the time of no-time, when the veils are thinnest.”

The stag, for her, is “a spiritual pathfinder, this gentle warrior who integrates masculine and feminine energies. Showing me that life’s mysteries, usually hidden, want to be seen and known. We seek a wild peace.”

I highly recommend both books, click on the direct links above if you are interested in them.


What are your reading?



Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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  1. I’m reading books on the origin of paper – The Paper Trail by Alexander Monro and Paper by Mark Kulansky – great books for writers!

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