In December, turn your thoughts to the different communities you’ve been part of–including the Earth community that too often serves merely as backdrop!
In November the veils to the spirit world grow thin; a good time for a memoirist to reflect on her ancestry!
In October, an Air month, pause and ask: What conditions will best support your writing process?
In September, write your memoir like you’d cultivate a garden. In the early stages of writing, don’t be too choosy—let it all grow! Later you can weed and tend and harvest what seems most valuable.
In August, let’s dare to give some thought to the strongest of emotions—anger—that crackles inevitably through our lives.
In July, think about what you learned in your crucial teenage years. What aspects of your education do you want to pass on to others? What are you ready to jettison?
In the northern hemisphere, June is the time of maximum light. Channel that cosmic energy into your writing, and keep your spirits high!
In May, we explore the landscape of childhood, asking a classic question of purposeful memoir: How can your experience be of benefit to others?
In April, feel the vitality of the Spring unfolding around you. Write as a seeker, the words an unfurling bridge of questions, leading into your past.
In March, we can feel the creative energy rising in us, just like the sap in the sugar maples of my New England home.
January is a time of new beginnings, or commencing anew. My advice? Start where you are. Just start writing and let the words cut a trail for you, back into your past.
In February, we celebrate love. I invite you to think deeply about this potent question: in your life, who or what have you truly loved?