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WRITE YOUR LIFE SESSION 2: RELEASING YOUR STORY....SO YOU CAN WRITE A NEW ONE

Another great session of WRITE YOUR LIFE this week. We welcomed a new member to the class (Welcome Mary!) and missed those of you who couldn't make it. Hope to see you back next week! 

In this session, we started off with the idea that we all have a "story" about who we are. This is not necessarily a bad thing - it is part of being human - but sometimes our "story" no longer fits and we need to let go of it in order to write a new one.

So ask yourself this question: WHAT IS MY "STORY?" and AM I READY TO LET IT GO? (Some examples might be, "I am the 'good girl,'" or "I am the 'black sheep of the family.'")

As a way to let go of the part of the story that no longer fits, we did an exercise from the book, Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping. It is called The Three Letters Process. In this exercise you write three letters to someone who you feel has wronged you or in some way treated you badly. Choose someone who has …

WRITE YOUR LIFE SESSION 1: ADVICE TO MYSELF

Our first class was AWESOME. We have a great group of women writers - ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties - all with similar goals and aspirations TO WRITE THEIR LIVES. Would love to have you join us next week!

Here's what you missed:

For a bit of inspiration we read Dear Sugar's column "Write Like a Motherfucker." Then we each wrote our own "Dear Sugar" letter, to Sugar or our favorite advice columnist, about what we felt was the main thing holding us back right now or what we needed advice on to move forward in our lives. After a five minute head-clearing meditation "break," we came back to our journals, put on our advice columnist caps and wrote back to ourselves with some objective, kind and compassionate advice. HOMEWORK:
Write like a MOTHERFUCKER Try and Take Your Own AdviceWe will meet again on Friday, October 28th at 10:15 at Mosaic Coffee House. Please join us if you can!

WRITE YOUR LIFE!

Starting on October 21, 2011 I will be teaching a 5-week writing class in Seattle. Here are the deets:

DATES: October 21, - November 18, 2011
WHEN: Friday mornings from 10:15 a.m. To Noon
WHERE: The Den at Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
COST: The class is FREE! (Please consider a donation to Mosaic for the use of their space.)
TO REGISTER: Email lara(.)g(.)simmons (at) comcast (.) net

Are you feeling STUCK, unsure about what comes next? Do you love to WRITE, but never seem to find the time? Are you ready to RE-CREATE your life, but don't know how?

Join me for a 5-week writing class designed to get you writing and help you manifest the life you desire!