About Me

In February 2010 I saw my first terraced rice paddy near the village of Ubud. Its majesty, and the profound silence that entered my heart as I gazed on those glittering pools cascading down the sheer mountainside, were my undoing. I knew I would return.

I spent a year downsizing. I wanted to be unencumbered by possessions as I launched a life that was more suited to who I was becoming. Letting go of those first few “treasures” felt like cutting off a limb for about a minute. What followed was a sense of spacious expectancy. I felt like I had entered the realm of pure potentiality as Deepak Chopra eloquently puts it. As I cleared my physical space I created room for dreams.

I had no idea what I was setting into motion, but over the months as I sat writing my thoughts every morning, a picture of what my life could be like began to emerge. When doubts triggered by old fears surfaced I took time to explore where they were coming from. In the process I discovered much of what those doubts were based upon was not my truth, it was learned behavior borrowed from someone else’s doubts and fears. I began to trust my own unfolding.

As so often happens if we allow it, new possibilities took shape. With a fierce dedication to understanding the workings of my shadow, I journalled like a fiend and discovered writing techniques that revealed the unconscious forces driving my decision-making process. I found compassion for those darker parts of myself, unconsciously stuck in old programming, that had kept me trapped in destructive patterns. It was a thrilling day when I embraced myself wholly, the light, the dark, and everything in-between. I was finally free to make different choices.

As my writing practice continued to liberate me, a dream of Bali took shape. In March, 2012, I booked reservations for Indonesia. I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with a place and its people, but that’s exactly what happened. Check my BLOG on this website and follow me on that journey.

Life must be lived. Don’t waste time. Know your dreams and don’t let fear keep you from following them. I won’t say, “It’s never too late,” because it’s cliché and not one-hundred percent true, but I will say it’s never too soon to create a life the fits like skin.

Inviting you to live your life…

Sherry Bronson

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. First Night Design
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 03:10:08

    Much thanks for following back. I’m glad we have Lottie in common!

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  2. urbanistchic
    Jan 07, 2015 @ 21:04:59

    Hello! I stumbled across your blog while doing research for my wedding on the Jeremiah O’Brien. I love what you did the space and was hoping I could pick your brain (and those of the bride and groom) about what the experience was like, what worked, what didn’t, and any thing else I should know. Hope to hear from you!

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  3. Erica Lee
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 00:15:41

    Hi Sherry,
    i would love to know where you bought that Mona Lisa corset! It is fabulous!
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Erica

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    • writingforselfdiscovery
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:22:18

      Erica! You wrote this over two years ago and I just saw it for the first time! I don’t know how you slipped under my radar! Corsets like mine are now available everywhere, traditional markets, even grocery stores. Quality varies and high quality is the trademark of Mona Lisa, however I bought mine a long ago and there are products of equal quality now. I’ve gotten two more in different colors that aren’t Mona Lisa brand and they’re great. Maybe you’ve already found what you’re looking for! I hope so! Best always…Sherry

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  4. ReAnn Scott
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 21:08:16

    Hi Sherry!

    I got your name and blog address from Margaret Manning. She suggested I contact you as I am headed to Bali for a month. (3/8-4/8). I am also a former Twin City person – 23 years in Lake Elmo/Stillwater, retired business owner and presently blogging and considering writing a book.

    I packed up and sold off almost everything I owned a year and a half ago and set off to travel the world. Presently I am in New Zealand house & pet sitting and playing tourist. Bali will be my last stop on this 11-month portion of my adventure before returning home to meet my new grandson.

    At this point in time, I have no desire to return to the States to live full time, especially if The Donald, by some wild cosmic joke, is elected. I’m considering Portugal and love Australia and New Zealand, but their immigration laws are not welcoming to retirees.

    I would love to meet you once I arrive and get settled. I’ll treat you to a cold glass of watermelon juice (or something stronger!) as, after reading your blog, I think we have a lot in common besides braving extremely cold winters for too many years! I would really like to attend the writer’s group while in Ubud and have already glanced over the Yoga Barn’s lineup of classes.

    Take care and I hope to hear from you.

    ReAnn

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  6. Anonymous
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 06:39:26

    I love that saying about a life that fits like skin – it really makes one wonder about ones own life?

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  7. Karin Hollmann Shipman
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 06:10:29

    ll sounds so wonderful. But how do you take the first step if you are married and your other half would never consider even entertaining the change as conversation never mind actually going. I have always felt that something out there has my name on it, I just need to find it but obligations have always kept me pinned down

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    • writingforselfdiscovery
      Nov 07, 2016 @ 06:32:48

      Thank you for your comments, Karin. It is BEYOND wonderful! But how do you take the first step if you are married? There are several questions you can ask yourself: 1) Whose life am I living? 2) Am I fulfilling my purpose, the reason I was put on this planet? 3) What do I want more than this? 4) If nothing changes will I have regrets? The obligations you perceive as pinning you down may be excuses for staying stuck. Change is scary. Unless there is a big desire, a dream that propels you forward and demands change at any cost, it won’t happen. Taking time to recognize your dream, then pursuing it with every ounce of passion in you, is the most loving and kind thing you can do for yourself. Sometimes the marriage remains intact. Sometimes it does not.

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  8. adine
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 13:26:07

    Dear Sherry,

    I stumbled upon your blog while looking for the best place in Asia for woodcarving. It seems like Ubud is the place to be! The sculptures are truly amazing. I love to create things, i recently started carving and i would like to take it to the next level. To learn how its done from the master himself.
    I was wondering if you’ve got insight if it’s possible to stay in Ubud for some months and work in with woodcarvers?

    I love to hear from you!

    Cheers, Adine

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    • writingforselfdiscovery
      Nov 12, 2016 @ 16:49:45

      Hi Adine,
      Yes, it is possible to live in Ubud and work with woodcarvers. The village of Mas which is like a suburb of Ubud is the center for woodcarvers. I will reply directly to you by email with more information. I’m glad you found me!

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