Woodstock Book Festival

It was great to be at the Woodstock Book Festival again this year! I was on a panel moderated by Gail Straub with my dear friend Elizabeth Lesser, talking about books and consciousness. I’m always amazed by the concentration of creative, like-minded people in Woodstock, and am grateful to Jackie at The Golden Notebook bookstore for always making me feel so welcome.Till next year!

Writing to Awaken at the New York Open Center

I’m looking forward to my one-day workshop, Writing To Awaken: Memoir as a Spiritual Practice, at the New York Open Center on Sunday, April 28. We will spend the day exploring personal stories as pathways to wisdom and self-encounter. When we learn to see the mythic dimension of our struggles, losses, triumphs, and transformations, we gain insight into our spiritual progress — the state of our soul — and what is asking for deeper attention. More info and registration.

Writing Your Future Story Online Class

Join me for Writing Your Future Story: A Six-Week Course in Vision and Imagination from July 1 – August 11. Every life is a work of the imagination. We create our own futures, imagine ourselves forward in time, through the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, who we’re not, what is possible, and what can never be.

In this imaginative course on self-reinvention, you will have the opportunity to explore new story lines for the year ahead, including fresh possibilities, surprising shifts, and novel ways of expanding — and improving, your future life. More info and registration.

New Psychology Today Column

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!

Writing To Awaken in Italy 2019

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.