Are you tired of putting your creativity last? 

Of being exhausted and unable to turn off the nagging voice in the back of your head that tells you over and over what you have done wrong rather than right? 

Or maybe you are just so overwhelmed that you know you are ready to write that book but you have no idea where to start. 

If you are craving a life that embraces your creativity but life keeps happening and you never feel like you are the one in control, this is the right place!

Welcome to a weekend of creativity, healing & getting that creative restart you need to start writing that book. 

I gathered the amazing women who are the presenters and interviewees in this retreat because I wanted to offer a retreat that not only embraced creativity and healing, but much more important, did it in an accessible and inclusive way. 

I wanted this to be open to women who didn't have the ability to travel, either because of money, time, childcare or other mobility constrictions. I believe passionately in the ability for creativity to heal. And I believe that like Andre Lourde said

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Not only can creativity heal us, it can heal the world. Creatives can imagine a world that is different from the one they are in. They create books that reflect back to us what needs to be changed and give us hope about what can be. They make pictures that change our lives when we realize what we are doing, and what we should be doing instead. They create music that can break our hearts and then mend them afterward.

Creativity is not an indulgence, it is an act of self-preservation and an agent of change.

And one that can heal us as it heals others. How wonderful is that! 

And so I gathered this diverse group of amazing women to talk about all kinds of aspects of self-care. 

Creativity for healing through challenge and grief, using meditation to help you cope when life gets crazy, but also as a treat to yourself. 

We also cover nutrition and family life, caring for yourself inside and out. And the common theme is that we can do this. even in what I like to call the "Messy Middle." 

"The Messy Middle" is why I created The Creative Mermaids, my creative coaching start up. The long and the short of it is, the messy middle is life. Too often we feel that we need to wait for the muse.

 Or that we can not be creative because it would be an act of indulgence in a world gone mad. Or we just think that we are not good enough, or the time is not right. The time will never be right. No one has it figured out. Like life creativity has cycles. And this is where the messy middle is. Learning to roll with it or learning to lick our wounds before we stand up again. There is no one size fits all.

But this retreat, and the women in it, will give you the tools to start working out your own solution.

One that sees you kicking writers' block to the curb!

Take a weekend to complete the retreat or pull the presentations that speak to you as you need them, either way, get ready to stop putting yourself and your creativity last!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Bonuses & Workbook

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    • unleash-your-writer-a-workbook-to-help-you-start-finish-your

    • My_Yoga_JournalCSP_Proof031217

    • the-7-day-creativity-jumpstart

    • My Bookish Life A Readers Journal For Writers

    • Cycle Honoring Retreat Handout

    • Retreat Workbook For Videos

  • 2

    Day 1

    • Kimberly Lauren Bryant - Creative Empathy: Using Creativity To Move Through Challenge

    • Emily Ann Peterson – Using Bravery In Creativity & The Setting Boundaries

    • Brandyce Stephenson - Meditation For Centering In The Chaos

    • Jenn Kelly Peterson Let It Flow - Yoga For Creative Thoughts

    • Kate Tremills - Creating With The Feminine: Opening Up To Faith & Flow

    • Sherrie McCarthy - Creating From The Messy Middle

  • 3

    Day 2

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    Day 3

    • Val Andrews - Using Creativity to Process & Recover From Grief

    • Mary Brooks - How Your Gut Health Enhances Your Mental & Physical Performance

    • Monicka Cilo Sakki – A Self-Magic Playdate

    • Leantara Shah: How to bring back creativity into your life by reconnecting with your inner child

    • Leigh Ann Russo – Balancing Your Hormones Through Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    • Charity Collier - Living Mindfully & Eating Consciously For Creativity & Healing

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