Online Courses

NEW!  Online Guided Memoir Writing Course

The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir

Work at Your Own Pace, Receive One-on-One Coaching, Tap Into Group Support

Are you ready to embark on the elemental journey of purposeful memoir?

This month-long course starts out from four fundamental premises about writing memoir:

  • Everyone has a life story worth exploring in writing
  • Even if you don’t intend to share your personal writing with others, the journey is still worth taking, as a voyage of self-understanding
  • You don’t have to “be a writer” to write with passion and purpose about your life, in ways that others will find compelling and meaningful
  • You don’t have to have a plan in place before you start writing; in fact, it can be better to just set off on the journey in a light-hearted way, without too many expectations or worries

Through a variety of thought-provoking prompts about different periods and aspects of your life, “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir” online course will get you writing and offer specific guidance on how to refine your story, find your audience, and craft a beautiful, dynamic memoir.

Free introductory module–check it out at no cost or obligation! Free e-book and the option of discounted coaching sessions included with your enrollment.

Find out more and sign up below!

Becoming Gaia: Aligning the Personal, Political and Planetary Through Purposeful Memoir

Coming soon as an online course!

Buddhist philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh says that if you look closely, you can see the whole world in your cup of tea. Similarly, if you view your life with the intent of aligning the personal, political and planetary axes of your experience, it quickly becomes clear that you are far more than just your individual self.

Each of us stands in the center of a network of multiple overlapping social groups that play a large—if not always fully obvious—role in determining who we are, how we behave, and how we perceive the world around us. We are also, whether we realize it or not, each a member of the Earth community, the vast ecological web of life on Gaia, our living planet Earth.

In this unique workshop, Jennifer guides you to take fuller stock of your unique place and role as a member of human society and the larger Gaian community. As you explore the multiple facets of your identity in this time and place, you develop a richer, more nuanced self-understanding. Highly valuable as part of the deeper work of purposeful memoir, this inner journey is important for anyone who seeks to develop a more rooted and healthy awareness of what it means to be a human on Earth today.

Working with the tools of purposeful memoir, you’ll use writing as a pathway to deep reflection and adventurous exploration of the multifaceted levels of your life experiences. You will come away from this course with a notebook (or computer folder) full of writing that seeks to align the personal, political and planetary in insightful new ways.

Whether or not you’re interested in writing a full-fledged memoir, this workshop will help you create a contoured, layered map of the landscape of your life experience, with a timeline highlighting not only the most important places, people and events in your personal life, but also in your experience as a member of multiple social groups and global communities.