Category Archives: Writing To Awaken

2016 Writing to Awaken Retreat in France

What a wonderful week we had in France. The Writing To Awaken: The Story of Your Life retreat prompted excellent work from our group, who hailed from around the world (Australia, Iceland, U.K. U.S.) and supported each other famously. Thanks to all for your wholehearted participation. And to our hosts, Mike and Susie, for welcoming us again at Le Perchoir des Paons in Gindou and to Florence Lombard for welcoming us into her home again. Hope to see you again next year!

Writing To Awaken at Hollyhock

I can’t wait to return to Hollyhock in August for WRITING TO AWAKEN: Memoir As A Path of Transformation. Cortes Island is one of my favorite places and Hollyhock is a unique center for learning and creative exploration. The retreat will give me a chance to spend a good deal of one on one time with students in the splendor of the Pacific Northwest. Have a look at this video about Hollyhock to get more acquainted. I hope to see you there!

London Calling – Alternatives and Watkins Books

I’m looking forward to my upcoming events in London and hope I might see you at one of them. I’m honored to return to St. James Church as part of Alternatives’ Speakers Series. On Monday, May 23, I’ll be presenting, The Negativity Bias: Why Human Beings Are Born To Say No. St. James’s Church is such a historic place (William Blake was christened there) and I love the energy in this beautiful church. On Friday, May 27, I’ll be reading and signing at Watkins Books for the first time (another venerable London institution) and on May 29, I’m offering an day-long workshop for Alternatives, Writing To Awaken: Overcoming the Fear of Freedom. Last year’s daylong workshop in the parlor room overlooking Hyde Park was one of my favorites and it will be great to be there again. I hope to see you while I’m there! Visit my calendar for more details.

Writing To Awaken With Contemplative Journal

I’m delighted to be partnering with Contemplative Journal to teach Writing To Awaken starting on February 29. In this four-week online course, I’ll guide students through a unique process of self-examination through writing that leads to personal insight, creative enrichment, and spiritual awakening. Whatever spiritual path you’re on, this course will equip you with a wide array of skills to help you use “writing to awaken.” I hope you can join us. Click here for more info & registrationClick here to watch a video introduction.

Writing To Awaken: The Story of Your Life – A Week-Long Retreat in Southwestern France

I can’t wait to return to Gindou, France, for our third annual retreat at Le Perchoir des Paons! This workshop is called Writing To Awaken: The Story of Your Life. As most of us know, emotional truth is the path to good writing — and to a good life. During this writing retreat in the heart of Medieval France, we’ll use this magical landscape to inspire us to go deeper into the secrets of our own hearts and the precious stories that live thereWhether you hope to publish your work or not, this process of self-exploration through expressive writing has the power to change — and enlarge — your life, bringing insight, purpose, wisdom, and resilience.  I hope you can join us!  Click here for more info and registration.