Category Archives: Blog Posts

#MeToo Dialogues with Devaa Haley Mitchell

I very much enjoyed doing this interview with Devaa Haley Mitchell for the #MeToo Dialogues with The Shift Network. We talked about what it feels like to be a fatherless boy in a house full of women, how to embody true masculinity in a world of machismo and perpetrators, and why violence against women is a men’s problem, first. Click here to watch the video interview.

Great Workshops in Prague and London

What a great workshop we had in Prague! It was my first time working with a translator and it couldn’t have gone more smoothly. We had a large, enthusiastic group and Maitrea, our hosts, had Writing To Awaken translated before I came. They’ve since bought the Czech rights to Sex Death Enlightenment as well. Prague, we went to London for the one-day workshop in Regents Park, which was well attended and powerful as well. See you all again next year!

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.

“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

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 10.24.59 AMIt 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.