I’ve been working hard these last few months to put together something new and exciting, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
This blog has been such a source of clarity, empowerment, and community to me as it’s grown. I’ve learned countless lessons about my own self, gained comfort from many of you as readers, and above all, it has left me a true believer in the power of the human spirit and the transformational force of writing.
The value of writing has nothing to do with how many people read it, or how worthy it is by anyone else’s standards, but what it offers to you as you string words together on the page and plunge into spaces within your own heart that you didn’t know existed. It is the surest way to make sense of our own stories and take back the pen to truly create our own lives.
If you’ve read my story here, you can see what writing has done for me. I emerged from hardship to see that I am not what has happened to me. I am something greater. I took the pen back to reclaim the truth of my story – which is that I am strong and real and flawed but also kind and loved and beautifully broken. I think all of us display these traits when we get down to the truth of the matter. And writing can help you get there. There is a powerful alchemy that happens when we write our stories and even more so when we share them. It can change your life.
I’m launching an online writing workshop this fall for those of you who crave the same transformation in your own lives. As part of the course, you will receive
- a self-paced class based in solid, research-supported therapeutic writing principles
- thoughtful creative exercises and journaling prompts designed to help you make sense of past experiences through the power of personal narrative
- tools of self-discovery you can use again and again in the face of future challenges
- one consultation with me as your editor to help you revise your writing for publication if you’d like
- the opportunity to publish on the forthcoming Truth Collaborative blog if you desire
This is not created solely for anyone who imagines herself a “serious writer” … whatever that means. A writer is anyone who makes the time and space available in her life to use this as a tool of self-discovery. We all have stories to tell, and the value lies in the revealing of them and what that in turn reveals to us.
Come along with me to discover what writing can do for you. Sign up for free therapeutic writing exercises and journaling resources sent straight to your inbox. I can’t wait to further a community of storytellers and show you what writing can do for you. Come join me!