Writing to Awaken with Dr. Maria Sirois at Kripalu

I’m looking forward to my upcoming weekend workshop with Dr. Maria Sirois, Writing to Awaken: Explore Longing and Belonging at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health from May 18-20, 2018. We’ll be exploring the riddles of human connection, the gifts of relationship and solitude, togetherness and union. If you’ve ever wondered why love can be so confusing, or how to balance coupledom with self-reliance. I hope you will be able to join us!
More info & registration.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice Online Class

I hope you can join me for my nest six-week online class, Writing as a Spiritual Practice starting on June 18, 2018. This course introduces students to the power of writing as a path of spiritual awareness and self-realization. Until we question our beliefs, we cannot know who we are; until we examine who we are, as Socrates reminded us, life is not worth living. You will learn to use your intuitive voice as a doorway to self-knowledge and enlightened awareness, opening doors to creativity, deepened relationships (to oneself and others), and greater clarity on the path of everyday life. More info & registration.

Standing At the Edge: An Interview with Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax is a force of nature and her powerful new book, Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet (out May 1) promises to open many minds, and hearts, to what compassion truly means, and why it’s so necessary for conscious activism in the world—without burnout. We talked recently in Costa Rica about Standing At the Edge, and the urgent need for self-care on the path of repairing, and loving, the world.

“Learning To See”: Advice For New Memoirists

Random House asked me to write an essay on memoir for their e-zine, Signature Reads. I focused on atmosphere as the most enduring quality of a well-made story (more important than plot by far). I’d love to know what you think!

Read the essay here.

How Do You Live? A New Video Series

It was such a pleasure speaking to the British filmmaker, Magda Pniewska, for her inspirational new video series, How Do You Live? Magda asked me to talk about personal adversity, and how it is that life’s greatest challenges sometimes wake us up to our true potential. We discussed the power of gratitude and the virtues of surrender in the face of the unknown.  Here is a link to our interview. I hope you enjoy it.

Writing to Awaken: Now Available in Paperback

Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery

An inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. More information.