Journaling to the Deep — Wild Woman sacred journaling retreat

 I can feel the fire in my sacral chakra each night as I lay trying to sleep. It wakes me up. It calls to me. "Create, create, create." I am answering this call.

I just wrapped up another 7-Day Wild Woman Journaling Challenge last weekend, and once again I am warmed to the core by the dedication to the work of healing of the amazing Wild Women who took part. 

My challenges are not fluff. They are hard work and ask you to dig deep within yourself. They ask you to trust me as I lead you through a journey with me to the depths of your soul — from your Wounded Wild Child to your Wild Woman Emerging.

These women who join me are not broken — they are miracles of strength and vision and loving kindness towards themselves. Their lights are strong and they are shining them as beacons out into the world.

That's how it works... 

Out of this Challenge came a new course that will soon be birthed. I am working with some of the women to co-create a course called, The Wounded Wild Child. There was so many deep understandings that came out of that portion of the Challenge. And, it will lead to the birth of Wild Woman Emerging.

So many courses are waiting to be birthed! My time as the Mother in the cycle of life may be waning, but I realized as I was journaling this morning that all of the fire and energy of menopause is readying me for birthing new creations — my healing journal courses. 

I can feel the fire in my sacral chakra each night as I lay trying to sleep. It wakes me up. It calls to me. "Create, create, create."

I am answering this call.

My sacred goal for the rest of this year is to create all of those courses that call to me. It is time. No more playing small. My soul's energy wants to be expressed. I have much to offer.

Journaling to the Deep — last call

Next weekend (October 13th to 15th), I'll be at La Solitude in Pré d'en Haut (Memramcook), about 20 minutes away from my home, leading women in a silent journaling retreat. This is a sacred Wild Woman journaling retreat with a small group of women who are giving themselves the gift of an entire weekend devoted to their Wild Womanness.

The only time we will speak is at the Thabor, for a total of four hours over the weekend. This time will be our sacred circle of sharing. It is our place of women to go, to be, to return to, as woman. It will be an intimate testament for women to hold each other in their hearts as we find our own way, how, into, and through...

If you would like to take part, I invite you to join us. There is still room for a few women to join us. Learn more about the retreat, here:

I plan to offer regular retreats at La Solitude to reflect the messages of the seasons:

  • Winter Reflection (TBD)
  • Spring Renewal (April)
  • Summer Abundance (July)
  • Autumn Releasing (October)

If you are drawn to the idea of a retreat that is all about you and your discovery of yourself, you can sign up here to be notified of upcoming retreats:

2018 is also going to be a big year for travelling with my journaling workshops and offering more in-person workshops that are co-created with women. So much so, that I have created an events calendar. Next week I hope to be ready to announce an art journaling workshop for November.

So much creation is happening, I'm über excited and so very thank-full for all of the possibilities!


kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students to help them find their voice and heal their stories through journaling. Her passion is to support women in realizing their true identity as Wild Women, claiming their passions, and speaking their truths as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)