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Fields of wild-flowers. A huge pond with cattails. Towering Douglass Firs. A long, windy country road for walks. Hammocks. Tire swing. Delicious, organic, nutrient-dense food. Comfy outdoor seating all over the property. Sweet sleeping spaces with super-comfy bedding. A fire pit with REAL firewood for circles under a warm summer-night sky!!
Now drop US into the mix, and it’s the perfect recipe for a restorative and memorable summer weekend.Read More
Are you like me -- a lover of the senses, but also a forgetful slave to the realm of mind and thinking?Read More
I get it, the fear many people have around joining a WTG Circle and doing communal free-flow writing.
I was one of those people.
And then in 2012, I felt the fear -- but followed the "yes" to attend Natalie Goldberg's week-long communal writing retreat in Santa Fe...Read More
What if stress is not our greatest enemy, but our greatest teacher?
What if stress is a door to CLARITY?
What if stress is an invitation to discover who we are, what we want, and what matters most?
Here’s a few minutes of my free-flow writing from last week’s trip to Florida. Connor and I visited my dad and his wife, Gayle, who has Alzheimer's.
In the year since last seeing them, fatigue and hopelessness are my dad’s new companions as his best friend slips away into a childlike version of herself. Gayle’s daughter and granddaughter were also visiting.Read More
When I was stuck and disconnected in my personal and creative life, I discovered writing practice through the great writer and teacher, Natalie Goldberg.
In an interview, she spoke of the power of writing solely for yourself -- to connect to yourself and your own wisdom. She said a phrase that jumped out at me:Read More
And here’s what’s being birthed in April in a cool, new yoga & meditation studio in SE Portland called Meditation 4 Regular People!!!
- a weekly Wednesday Free-Flow Writing Circle for ongoing, down and dirty, pen & prompt communal writing.
* Begins April 11th, 1-2PM (details and registration HERE)Read More
"The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I'm willing to show you. In you, it's courage and daring. In me, it's weakness."
In this monthly-ish Writing Together series, I invite women to share their ‘whys’ for joining and how they experience a WTG in-person or online Circle.Read More
Did you watch the Oscars? It’s on now as I type.
I remember exactly what I was doing and feeling when I watched the Oscars 7 years ago.
I was sitting on my couch in Las Vegas, fighting back tears, trying to act “normal.”Read More