Translating the Heart: A Personal Journaling Retreat

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Most of the time, I do not even know what I think or feel until I write it out. I have often thought that journaling is a way of taking thoughts captive, and once you see thoughts on paper, you can see them for what they are—truth or lies, something to hold onto, or something to let go.

I would like to invite you to experience this process with me in August. I have just created Translating the Heart, A Personal Journaling Retreat, and I would love for you to join me there. Clear an hour of your busy schedule, make yourself a pot of tea, grab a journal and a pen, and hit play on this podcast-style retreat. I’ll walk you through the process of listening, responding, and surrendering the words that are waiting for you there.

No previous journaling experience necessary. (Have I mentioned that there is no wrong way to keep a journal???) And if you are a lifelong journaler, like me, I know you will find some new ideas and inspirations waiting for you inside.

I will also be hosting a live online journaling party to correspond with each of the monthly retreats for anyone who wants to share some kindred conversation over tea and open journals.

The Journaling Retreat Series (and optional live journal party) is available inside my Patreon as a humble thank you to my readers/listeners who support The Sacred Everyday. If you love the work that I am doing and you have noticed that I’ve been able to devote significantly more time and energy to it, thank my Patrons. They have literally changed my life and opened up so much more space in it for me to write, speak, and share. If you love the idea of this journaling retreat and also love the idea of supporting my writing, Patreon is the way to do both. Simply join at any level and have full access to Translating the Heart, as well as nearly three years of posts, behind-the-scenes glimpses of my life and work, my complete 6 week video journaling course, and more… It’s kind of like a secret blog within a blog. I’d love to share it with you.

Finally, if you are unable, because of financial reasons, to join Patreon at this time but would love access to this journaling retreat, please send me a message and I will get it to you.

Love to all of you here. Thank you for the privilege of being in your life. And for reading my posts/emails all the way through!

Sending love and the last golden days of summer,


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