Words, Power, and Transcendence

Volume II / Issue 13 — 22 June 2021

Words have the power to completely change our lives. I remember being in 6th grade and keeping a quote journal (which I still have buried in a box somewhere). In my tiny book, I would write down quotes that I liked. To this day, I keep some form of a quote journal. My “Notes” app in my phone has long lists of quotes that have inspired me… including some of my own!

Words also conjure up memories. For me, there are certain words or phrases that can instantly transport me back to a specific place and time. Like how my father would say theatre (th-ee-ay-ter) or pizza (pee-tzer), for example.

We also know that words have meaning beyond their definitions. They carry an energy about them that runs deep. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has tapped into this simple truth.

I think, therefore, that when we meet someone who has the ability to completely capture our attention through their words, it’s in our best interest to lean in a little more.Once I was introduced to Pam Woolway by another IOM author, I instantly knew I wanted to get to know her better. After reading the first few chapters of her memoir, I’m Gonna Let It Shine, I was sold! Pam’s gift with words transcends any single art form, as evidenced by her adding “artist” to her resume. Whether through poetry, prose, or mixed media works, Pam has shown that words can both ground us and take us on transcendent journeys—and if that’s not powerful, I don’t know what is.

Be well,

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“When we relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong”
– Tara Brach-


Meet Pam Woolway

Pam Woolway—also known as The Short Order Poet—has been a writer for decades. Pam holds degrees in Journalism and Creative Writing. Her work is published in newspapers, literary journals, and magazines. More recently, Pam found a home in crafting made-to-order poetry on her vintage typewriter at local events on Kauai, where she and her husband moved in 2001.

Pam has a gift for capturing moments. Whether in poetry or prose, she takes her readers on a journey, pausing only to inject her sharp wit and self-effacing humor just enough that you find yourself wanting to do more than just read her words—you’ll want to sit and share a cup of tea together.

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