While I’m at work on that, please check out my latest book, Trusting Change: Finding Our Way through Personal and Global Transformation. You can order it from your favorite brick and mortar bookseller or online. (See the description below.)
I have now shifted most of my blogging and online program offerings to my online newsletter , “Threshold Times,” which shares written reflections, video messages and online programs related to living well with change, creativity and writing. You can sign up for a free subscription that will bring a monthly reflection to your inbox. Or, if you choose to support this effort with a paid subscription, you can participate in monthly online programs in the yearlong series, “A Year of Living with Change,” each month exploring a different skill for living on the Threshold; paid subscribers also receive video messages. Please consider subscribing today. Every subscription, free or paid, encourages me and this work of building communities better equipped for a changing world.
This year’s writing retreat, on the theme “Worth Writing About: a writing retreat for tumultuous times,” will be an in-person gathering in July. I hope you’ll join me!
Throughout 2023, I am leading monthly online programs based on Trusting Change. You can register for individual programs through the series co-sponsors Christine Center or Prairiewoods Center, or for paid subscribers to “Threshold Times,” participation is included as a benefit.
In my new release, Trusting Change: Finding Our Way through Personal and Global Change, I invite readers on the cusp of great change—which is all of us today—to explore the new possibilities emerging in our times. Whether you are living through significant personal transitions or navigating a world reshaping itself faster than ever, you’ll find guidance in the book’s ten skills for living on the threshold as well as spiritual practices and inspiration for connecting with your own inner wisdom. From the first page, the book’s storytelling and poetic use of metaphor will accompany you through uncertainty and change. I don’t pretend that change is simple. But in these pages, I hope you’ll find reassurance that change becomes easier to trust the more we participate in it.
Sharing wisdom found in the body, in nature, and in metaphors, these reflections include creative and embodied exercises that invite readers into a larger story of change. Whether you use the book alone or in a small group, it reminds us that trusting change is made possible by sharing its challenges and its possibilities with others. Trusting Change is now available from your favorite neighborhood or online booksellers, or online from Inspirit Bookstore.
“Whether we are writers or not, words help us reach beyond ourselves to name and claim our greater wholeness. They help us summon our best possibilities, bridging between the world as it is today and the place of justice and peace that we long for it to be.”
In guided writing sessions and retreats, and in this award-winning book Writing to Wake the Soul, I invite you to engage writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social change. Drawing from the wisdom of world religions and folklore, history, science and literature, this book offers reflections and writing prompts to guide you in exploring your own life and articulating the difficult and illuminating questions of our time.
Join me in awakening your own “still, small voice within” in the pages of this book or in an upcoming writing program or retreat.