Writing From the Heart
The foundation for discovering your inner journaler...
I used to be you. I never knew my own heart. Searching for answers to my life, I began to journal, writing for myself, and discovered ‘me’ again.
Now I’m on a mission to help people who:
After working through my own 'stuff' by journaling, I developed a writing method that will help you connect your HEART to your BRAIN to your PEN. It’s called Writing From the Heart. It's also my signature course and the foundation to all my multi-module courses.
You may have tried to sort it out yourself in the past, or you may have sought help. But it didn’t stick, and you found yourself sinking back into old patterns.
Up until now, you haven’t understood why you feel the way you do, so it hasn’t been possible to break free from what's holding you back.
When you journal, you get results because it brings you to the heart of the matter, the core of where your fears started. You begin the healing process from the inside, out.
The year I was turning forty-nine, I was at a crossroad. I had moved to a new city and started a freelance writing business but I knew no one, had no close friends, and I felt lost. I sank into that familiar funk that had visited me sporadically over the years. When money got tight because I was so afraid of failure and didn’t feel worthy of success, I reached out, pick up the pen and found my journal waiting to listen. With the guidance of mentors, I worked through my self-doubt, fears, and worries. I felt a huge shift happen and I began to build confidence and stepped into my power.
When I see women and men struggling mightily with their fears, trying to find themselves and find meaning in their lives, I knew that I could help because journaling through my own pain and fear had made me stronger and more resilient. Braver.
Now I help people like you who are ready to heal their lives, take action, and move through their fears, using the journal as their guide.
Writing From the Heart isn’t about being a writer — at all. It’s about being a good listener. I have guided thousands of students — both in online courses and live in-person workshops — to still their minds, listen deeply, hear their hearts, and write down what it has to say.
BUT, through regular practice in listening to your heart and writing what it has to say, you find your authentic voice — and you become a better writer!
Doing nothing has consequences. Don’t let doing nothing lead to extinguishing your fire or allowing life to lead you instead of you leading your life.
Drifting and doing nothing can mean sinking into real depression —
There is a proven link between depression and physical illness. Professor David Goldberg of the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK, reports that the rate of depression in patients with a chronic disease is almost three times higher than the norm. Depressive illness can also precede a physical disease. It has been linked to coronary heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and possibly type 2 diabetes.
But, research has also found that journal writing is therapeutic. And, writing about important personal experiences is not only good for your mental health, but your physical health as well, according to James Pennebaker, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Texas in Austin. Pennebaker, author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, found that writing about upsetting personal experiences for just 20 minutes at a time, over three or four days, can result in a significant drop in blood pressure and a healthier immune system.
"This course came highly recommended by a friend, who has been through the course in person. I am thankful that it is now online and I am seeing results already. The prompts are seemingly innocent, yet for me they pulled me deper into my own stories with fresh, raw power. It's been a freeing experience to just allow my writing to flow forward (without the urge to self censor or edit for perfection during the proces)." — Brian Biddiscombe
Any life-changing work — breaking old patterns, finding out who you really are, and who you want to be — is freaking hard.
But, Writing From the Heart is like following a gentle spiral down a path to the deeper and deeper. It’s not a plunge, it’s a slow spiral that gives you plenty of time to adjust as you go deeper. And when you bring up memories from the depths and shine a light on them, the grip they have had on you loosens, and you begin to experience moments of peace and contentment.
Writing From the Heart is a journal writing method I developed to help you quiet your chattering brain and hear your heart speak. Your heart (your soul) constantly speaks to you with infinite wisdom. It has the answers you seek.
When you learn to write from your heart, you can work through the pain, loss and frozen fear and write your way to a life filled with passion, purpose and excitement!
In Writing From the Heart you learn:
You'll receive a workbook to guide you through the course, including the lesson, extra questions and writing prompts, doodling/colouring space and resources links.
An 8-minute guided meditation to breathe, relax, calm and quiet your mind so you can hear your heart speak. PLUS, it continues with an hour of writing music.
15 gentle reminders to help you make the most of your Writing From the Heart experience by going deeper into your journaling.
A video recording of the Writing From the Heart course is yours to keep forever.
Wouldn't it be lovely if you had someone to talk you through how Writing From the Heart works, answer your questions in real time, and allay your fears about trying it, because she's right there with you?
Sharing this experience live is the most powerful way to do Writing From the Heart. There is something about the live, group experience that makes everything come alive and fill with possibility.
That's what Writing From the Heart Live & Interactive is. I'll be there with you every step of the way. And your cocoon-mates will be there too, supporting you, because they're with you in our virtual cocoon of love, witnessing your story in the gentlest, most supportive way.
You'll also try 3 Writing From the Heart practices and different journal writing styles to discover which work best for you. Plus, the bonus video recording is of your live course!
If you prefer to explore your heart on your own, then Writing From the Heart self-directed is for you. In this recorded version of Writing From the Heart, you go at your own pace. You'll learn how to listen to your heart, you'll do one 25-minute journal writing practice, plus you'll receive all the bonuses.
It's simple, elegant and you can go back to it over and over.
(If you are living in Canada and would like to pay in Canadian Dollars, please contact me for details.)
Join 8,000 others who have found clarity, answers, and peace through Writing From the Heart.