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CoffeeJitters: the blog

CoffeeJitters is a blog about cancer, parenting, and using journaling as a tool to uncover and nourish the best and truest parts of myself.

  • Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.”
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on April 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I love using quotes as writing prompts. Whether it’s for journal writing, or getting the juices flowing for an essay or other writing, a good quote can give my brain a jumpstart and take me places I didn’t expect to go. One of the great joys of writing for me is to wander off into … Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.” Read More » The post Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.” appeared first on CoffeeJitters: the Blog.

  • Tips for Regenerating Creativity
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on April 21, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    When the creative well runs dry, getting your spark back requires action. The post Tips for Regenerating Creativity appeared first on CoffeeJitters: the Blog.

  • How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to say the right thing)
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on November 30, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Why is it so easy to say the wrong thing to someone who is grieving? Death is universal. It happens everywhere, and eventually, to everyone. Why are we not taught, from childhood, how to respond when someone experiences a loss? Whether the loss is the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, … How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to say the right thing) Read More » The post How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to […]

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