The Awakening Writer

“Nature is incapable of producing two identical creations, and she calls us to discover and bring forth our uniqueness. The great mystery is that life, too, colludes to find us.” —Parker J. Palmer, Leading from Within Over my lifetime (I can say that now at 60), I have identified Cornerstones of Awakening. Awakening to our true nature. Awakening to our creativity. Awakening to community and compassion. We all witness the power of words. Our stories, the ones we tell ourselves and others, are the narratives we live. Even the vibration of words are known to influence our psychophysical and spiritual systems. Inherent in … Continue reading

Opportunities and Gatherings

Dear Writers, Today’s blog is an invitation to join me in any of these upcoming offerings: September’s FREE Writing Retreat is Friday September 25th!  This is an opportunity to meet up with other poets and writers. http://www.julietallardjohnson.com/calendar/41 I offer these days in remembrance, and as a way to honor the poet and essayist, William Stafford. He appreciated the written word as a way to maintain the integrity of our shared humanity and felt it worthwhile to support other writers and poets. He lived an open life. Please email for directions and to register: julie@julietallardjohnson.com A unique opportunity to VISION THROUGH Breathwork: (Evening of … Continue reading