Once in a while, a piece pours out of you as if it was waiting to be released. My latest column for Psychology Today , “Ordinary Heartbreak,” was like that for me. Like so many others, I find myself overwhelmed by events in the world, which is why, when people ask me how I am, I tell them, “I’m everything.” Let me know what you think!
Please join me in my final class for 2018, A Whole New Life: Six Essential Lessons for Self-Renewal beginning on November 12. In this transformational class, you’ll learn the art of re-invention, taking stock of your current aspirations to ask yourself what’s next? Where would you like your journey to lead? What baggage do you need to discard in order to travel lighter? What stories need revision? Which relationships should be reimagined if not left behind? What do you long to create? Where are you stuck or most afraid? This class will make clear that resilience and reinvention are deeply linked and offer tools for strengthening your creative connection. More info & registration.
I’m excited to announce that early registration is now open for Writing To Awaken: Bringing Your Creative Work to Life, from June 22-28, 2019 at Il Giardino della Luna, a stunning retreat center in the mountains of Lunigiana in northern Tuscany.
If you’d like to know more about this very special event, I’m hosting a live informational video conference to give an overview of the retreat and answer any questions you might have. This one-hour meeting will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 1 pm ET. Sign up here for the webinar here. See the retreat details here.
I’m very excited about this new online course. During these seven weeks, we’ll be exploring these so-called deadly sins (lust, greed, pride, gluttony, wrath, sloth, and envy)as doorways to self-understanding and healing shame. When we redefine what it means to be good, we free ourselves from the idea of sin and forgive ourselves for our natural impulses. This enables us to live more wisely, with greater passion and vitality. Starts September 10, 2018. More info & registration.
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.
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!