Beyond the Flap

Mindful Writing: Creating a Lifeline with Words

by Terri Barnes

The daily chaos of life was about to overwhelm Lisa Smith Molinari, until she discovered a lifeline: writing. Now an award-winning newspaper columnist and author of the upcoming book The Meat and Potatoes of Life: My True Lit Com, Lisa began her writing journey making lists on a yellow legal pad during her husband’s military deployment. For many writers like Lisa, the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard brings mindfulness, order, and context to daily events and major life challenges. […]