*NEW* SELF-DISCOVERY AND STORYTELLING POP-UP SESSIONS
They say that actions speak louder than words, but I’ve always been able to express myself better in writing. Through writing, I can say things that I haven’t been brave enough to say out loud or even admit to myself. Once I write it, it’s much easier for me to find my way to saying it. It’s a viable confidence plan for those of us who need a little help when it comes to revealing who we really are.
My name is GG and I’m a writer and facilitator who creates workshops and experiences for women to practice self-discovery through writing. I’m excited to offer a new way to make these experiences accessible to soulful women who feel this work will help them.
photo credit: DFinney Photography
What’s a soulful woman?
We are multifaceted. Always seeking intimacy. We embrace the pain and the pleasure, the enlightenment and the foolishness that we must experience in order to discover our deepest truths. We explore our extremes and allow them to freely coexist. We are down to earth and perfectly imperfect. We have many layers.
If you're like me, you want to become the best version of yourself. You want to be successful in your career, in love, and in your relationships. To be physically, spiritually and emotionally fit. You strive to carry yourself with grace and learn from your mistakes. You want to make a positive impact on the world in your own unique way. And of course, you want to look good and have fun while doing it. Does this sound like you?
If you can relate to those things, maybe you can also understand how easy it is to get in your own way. The past comes back to haunt you, self-doubt distracts you and sometimes you may even wonder if you deserve the life you want. That’s where I come in. I’m here to inspire you - never with perfection but always with honesty. To show that peace and happiness and fear and pain exist in all of us and the sooner we accept our extremes, the sooner we can make them work for us.
While writing is my career, it is first and foremost a spiritual practice. Spiritual growth and emotional wellness are the main reasons I write. Being of service and being a voice that pulls others into their higher selves is a big part of it, too. Through writing exercises that focus on self-discovery and storytelling, my workshops address the limiting beliefs and fears that block creative flow, so the unique perspectives inside can be revealed and elevated.
Writing is not just for those who have a clever or poetic way with words, it is a gift for anyone who is willing to be vulnerable through it. My favorite thing about writing is that my problems aren’t problems when I’m writing, they are creative material. It’s an escape and yet it’s a way to find solutions too. Sometimes you can’t immediately change a circumstance, but you can adjust our mindset to find peace in a storm or a lesson in a setback. Writing can’t change the past or the future but it can provide a healthy way to deal with it.
Starting in October, I’ll be offering the first of a series of online pop-up sessions designed to explore specific themes including but not limited to mental health, womanhood, motherhood, introversion, sensitivity, forgiveness, self-worth, self-talk, grief, difficult relationships, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism. You will come away with writing exercises and techniques you can use again and again to support your well-being and personal growth.
These sessions will be ideal for you if:
You want to make writing a bigger part of your self-care practice.
Deep conversations about life and meaning inspire you to write, but you don’t have consistent outlets for these discussions.
You want to grow in self-awareness and confidence as you debunk limiting beliefs and discover personal truths.
You want to connect with other creative women who are interested in self-discovery + storytelling.
HOW IT WORKS:
All pop-up sessions are free for AML Writing Circle members. Non-members are required to make a $10 donation.
The link to access the online session is sent out by email at least 24 hours before the workshop.
Each session is 60 - 90 minutes long (depending on the size of the group) and includes my prepared comments and two writing exercises.
All sessions take place online, are recorded, and distributed the next day. All you need is a computer, laptop or phone and earbuds with a microphone to participate.
You can choose to participate in the way that feels most comfortable for you:
You can choose to turn on the video and audio and participate by showing your face and sharing your words with the group.
You can choose to keep the video off and just participate with audio.
You can keep both video and audio turned off and just listen and communicate via the chat feature.
UPCOMING POP-UP SESSIONS
RELEASING STRUGGLE MENTALITY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Writing and talking about our painful experiences are helpful ways to process our emotions. It feels good to let it out and be honest and be heard. But talking about our problems too much reinforces them. There is a point when we need to let go of the pain and evolve.
We need to ask ourselves:
Why am I talking about this again? Am I talking through my feelings and what I am learning or am I talking about how bad it is and how this always happens? Am I telling helpless or hopeful stories?
We have a choice to be empowered or disempowered by our experiences:
Did the abuse you experienced make you cold or did it deepen your capacity to be kind and compassionate towards others? Do you blame your past for your current circumstances or do you find the opportunities in your challenges? Do you resent people who are happy because you can’t shake the blues or do you celebrate their energy and allow it to inspire you?
In this online session, we will use writing exercises to target the limiting beliefs that keep us stuck in struggle mentality and to leverage the power of storytelling to change narratives that no longer serve us. This is a stand-alone workshop that will be offered on 10/26.