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I’M MARY E. KNIPPEL

The Soul Story Writing Mentor

Unleash the Power of Your Soul's Wisdom

Supporting Transformational Leaders connect to their soul's calling and articulate it into the written word (books/blogs & more), to grow their business, attract clients & leave a legacy so their message exists beyond today.

Author Coaching & More

Publishing your Anthologies, Memoirs, Blogs, Signature Talks, Journaling and More!

Wise Woman Wisdom Retreats

Half Moon Bay California,

March 6th-9th 2024

Author Mentorship

Unleash the Wise Woman Within You

My goal is to empower my clients to embrace the story only they can share with the world. I'm on a mission to help anyone who feels silent and invisible to claim their voices and share their unique gifts with the world. Gifts the world is not only waiting for, we desperately need!

Supporting Co-Authors with publishing their book from Start to Finish

Speakers who need a Signature Talk

Bloggers who need accountability to consistently create content

Those who need a safe space to express their hard feelings

VIP Days to Develop and Refine your Soul's Story

Retreats to Ignite your Creativity

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Creativity

The Core of Expression and Passion. This is what brings us joy.

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Purpose

Make a difference, leave a legacy. What do you want to be known for?

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Authenticity

I will support you to always be true to yourself and your values

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Respect

I will support you with dignity and honor. This is my vow to you.

What Is Author Coaching?

Who is this for?

My clients come to me when they are overwhelmed about where to begin, what to say and how to make sense of the life-changing message they know they are here to deliver. I believe passionately everyone has a soul story of hope that the world needs to hear. I help my clients polish their words until their message sparkles and shines as a beacon of hope for those in search of a solution contained in my clients' message. !

Budding Authors

Publish a Blog Consistently

Become a Speaker

Journaling as a Tool for Healing

Creatives

About Mary

As Your Writing Mentor, I play three roles:

  • Your Muse

  • Your Cheerleader

  • Your Architect

  • Your Nudge

Everything I do is customized and personalized. Let's talk, Soul to Soul, so that I can get to know you and your needs. With the help of my intuition, you and I can then determine the best place to start right now and where it is that you want to go.

Mary E Knippel, author, speaker, Your Writing Mentor, and founder of Your Writing Mentor guides Small Business owners (coaches, consultants, authors) to articulate their soul's wisdom into the written word gleaned from their life's experiences as a powerful driver of business growth. She has a knack for helping you to get their expertise out of their head and onto the page so that your readers can find you and know the difference you offer the world.

If you are looking for a proven professional who uses her 35 years of experience as a journalist to ask provocative questions to uncover the heart of your message with clarity and compassion, help you craft the compelling soul story of your business, and put you on the path to being recognized as an expert in your field, you’ve come to the right place.

Testimonials

"Mary connects heart to heart, soul to soul with women that have a story burning in them. She helps them unmute their voice so that their words are infused with their passion and the confidence flows through them to share their story.” L.Garris

"I had never considered myself a writer, however Mary has taught me we all have a story to tell. Her Writing Room is a safe place for me to go write for an hour every Tuesday. She helps us to relax and hear our inner voice and to get it on the page. I highly recommend that you check out Mary, especially because we all have a story to tell. When will you start yours?" Tina P.

"I hired Mary to write an article for me which was going to be in Coastviews Magazine. It was a beautiful article and is still linked on my website. Later she wrote my press release when I moved my business. When the need arises I will hire her again." - Antoinette

Blog

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Gratitude & Divine Grace

November 18, 20233 min read

Adoption Prayer

“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,

But still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute,

You didn’t grow under my heart – but in it.”
--- Fleur Conkling Heylinger

November is the month we celebrate National Memoir Month along with National Adoption Month.  This post is a story of both memoir  and adoption. Come along as this "slice of my life" memoir gives you a glimpse into when my husband and I embarked on our journey to parenthood over three decades ago.

As a little girl I changed the diapers on my Baby Tears doll and dreamed of having a real baby of my own someday. I never could have imagined what the future held in my quest to have a family. And how that quest still holds many unanswered questions.

I grew up the oldest girl of six, between my two brothers and followed by three younger sisters. My parents experienced three weddings in three consecutive years, in August, September and October when my brothers and I married our spouses. Soon my nephews and nieces started arriving.

My situation was different. My husband wanted to become “established” first. Finish his last year of college, get a well-paying job, and buy a house – in that order -  before we started our family. Sensible, practical, and frustrating!

Well, when we were finally established, and we let things happen naturally, nothing happened. Many months of trying to nature take it’s course, left us confused, sad and looking for answers to our situation.

Why was this happening to us when it seemed the easiest thing in the world for women to get pregnant.

We got lots of advice from many different sources and tried quite a few suggestions. Go away for the weekend and have some fun. Just forget about trying for a while. Don’t move and elevate your legs for two hours after you make love.

Our why was eventually concluded to be unexplained infertility.

Adoption was suggested as the next step.

The why was replaced with how (adoption interviews and reams of paperwork). We were advised it could take some time to find the best placement for us. I choose to spend the time getting my college degree while waiting for our child. We were introduced to our who, a 6-week-old bundle of joy with sparkling blue eyes and blond fuzz the same year I graduated from college.

I believe we are matched, parents and children, with who is destined to become our family. True, social workers had more to do with our “match” than DNA when it came to the agency’s process of creating our family. My daughter and I have a mole in the exact same spot on our left arms, a fact that has always been Spirit's kiss and proof to me of our special bond. Spooky coincidence? No, synchroniciry and divine grace, I think.

Whether you argue Nature vs. Nurture,  or grace, gratitude and gumption in generous proportions determines the love, compassion and empathy necessary to create a strong family bond. I’m forever grateful that another mother loved our child enough to share her with us and we have been given the opportunity to become a family.

Family holds our hearts and helps us cope with whatever comes tomorrow.

There you have a small piece of our adoption story and an example of what memoir writing looks like.

I'm passionate about each of you knowing that your story could have an impact on someone else. Your story matters because it's YOUR story!

May you and yours enjoy Divine Grade this holiday season.

 

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Mary E Knippel

Mary E. Knippel, the Soul Story Writer, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, writing mentor, and retreat leader, helps Transformational Leaders connect to their soul’s calling and articulate it into the written word. Working together as a team, Mary helps you craft and package your vision into professional credibility assets to grow your business, attract clients and leave a legacy beyond this lifetime. Contact her at www.maryeknippel.com.

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Gratitude & Divine Grace

November 18, 20233 min read

Adoption Prayer

“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,

But still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute,

You didn’t grow under my heart – but in it.”
--- Fleur Conkling Heylinger

November is the month we celebrate National Memoir Month along with National Adoption Month.  This post is a story of both memoir  and adoption. Come along as this "slice of my life" memoir gives you a glimpse into when my husband and I embarked on our journey to parenthood over three decades ago.

As a little girl I changed the diapers on my Baby Tears doll and dreamed of having a real baby of my own someday. I never could have imagined what the future held in my quest to have a family. And how that quest still holds many unanswered questions.

I grew up the oldest girl of six, between my two brothers and followed by three younger sisters. My parents experienced three weddings in three consecutive years, in August, September and October when my brothers and I married our spouses. Soon my nephews and nieces started arriving.

My situation was different. My husband wanted to become “established” first. Finish his last year of college, get a well-paying job, and buy a house – in that order -  before we started our family. Sensible, practical, and frustrating!

Well, when we were finally established, and we let things happen naturally, nothing happened. Many months of trying to nature take it’s course, left us confused, sad and looking for answers to our situation.

Why was this happening to us when it seemed the easiest thing in the world for women to get pregnant.

We got lots of advice from many different sources and tried quite a few suggestions. Go away for the weekend and have some fun. Just forget about trying for a while. Don’t move and elevate your legs for two hours after you make love.

Our why was eventually concluded to be unexplained infertility.

Adoption was suggested as the next step.

The why was replaced with how (adoption interviews and reams of paperwork). We were advised it could take some time to find the best placement for us. I choose to spend the time getting my college degree while waiting for our child. We were introduced to our who, a 6-week-old bundle of joy with sparkling blue eyes and blond fuzz the same year I graduated from college.

I believe we are matched, parents and children, with who is destined to become our family. True, social workers had more to do with our “match” than DNA when it came to the agency’s process of creating our family. My daughter and I have a mole in the exact same spot on our left arms, a fact that has always been Spirit's kiss and proof to me of our special bond. Spooky coincidence? No, synchroniciry and divine grace, I think.

Whether you argue Nature vs. Nurture,  or grace, gratitude and gumption in generous proportions determines the love, compassion and empathy necessary to create a strong family bond. I’m forever grateful that another mother loved our child enough to share her with us and we have been given the opportunity to become a family.

Family holds our hearts and helps us cope with whatever comes tomorrow.

There you have a small piece of our adoption story and an example of what memoir writing looks like.

I'm passionate about each of you knowing that your story could have an impact on someone else. Your story matters because it's YOUR story!

May you and yours enjoy Divine Grade this holiday season.

 

gratitude storymemoiradoptionwriting
blog author image

Mary E Knippel

Mary E. Knippel, the Soul Story Writer, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, writing mentor, and retreat leader, helps Transformational Leaders connect to their soul’s calling and articulate it into the written word. Working together as a team, Mary helps you craft and package your vision into professional credibility assets to grow your business, attract clients and leave a legacy beyond this lifetime. Contact her at www.maryeknippel.com.

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