with Rachel Brenner and Sherri Pullum
• July 14 – Authenticity – Writing starts with you and who you are at your core
• July 21 – To Be Heard – Writing without judgement and being judged
• July 28 – To Be Seen: Observe the World Around You – Writing by tapping into your senses
• Aug 4 – To Be Understood and To Understand – Writing to empower and learn from your own experiences
With Special Guest Speaker, Beki Crowell
Beki Crowell’s passion is Awakening. She creatively blends art, heart, flowers essences, healing touch and Inner sight to support others in reconnecting with their Divine nature.
In 2018 she released her spiritual memoir Bare Beauty: my journey of Awakening. It is described as “a heart-nourishing, soul enriching and inspirational read”. Just over a year after her book came out, she closed her boutique/gallery, Utopia, after 28 successful years of business, to fully devote her energy to her Soul’s passion to support others on their journey of Awakening.
Rachel Brenner serves as a member of the content strategy team for Investigation Discovery – creating and conceptualizing series, specials, and other programming initiatives in the genres of true-crime, mysteries, and investigations for both Discovery+ and the linear channel. Rachel is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Sherri Pullum, founder and CEO of Pullum Productions, a boutique production and entertainment company is a producer, director, writer, teaching artist and a versatile actress with stage, television, film, and national commercial credits. Sherri is also a passionate storyteller, who seeks to tell authentic stories that inspire, educate, and encourage open dialogue and facilitate healing.
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Writing starts with you & your distinct point of view. In this class, we’ll focus on getting to know one another a bit better & how we can write in our journals exactly how we think and speak. All you can uniquely offer the world is you.
Have you ever spent time with someone who doesn’t listen to you? You may attempt to speak in a meeting only to be spoken over by a colleague? Or, perhaps in a conversation with a family member, you may not feel as though they truly heard what you’ve just told them about what you want or need? Writing is the best way to speak without being interrupted. In this class, we’ll use our journals to listen to ourselves & learn about the obstacles that often make that challenging.
Writers are truly observers of the world. We pay attention & communicate what we’re seeing or experiencing, so other people can understand. In this class, we focus on ways in which we can learn to keenly observe the world & put those observations into words (for ourselves or others) in our journals.
Just as our journals can be a place where we put our observations about our external world, our journals can also be a place where we capture what we observe about ourselves. What bring us joy? What scares us? What makes us mad? What are our hopes and dreams? In this class, we learn to use our journal to help us pay attention to ourselves.
Sometimes, we can navigate our families, our workplaces or our communities & feel like we don’t belong; like people don’t understand us. However, our journals can be safe places where we feel understood because we are seen & heard (from our previous lessons). In this lesson, we focus on how writing can help us see the universal human experiences within our own.
As human beings, we’re meaning makers. Each day, we experience a wide variety of thoughts, feelings & experiences, and then we create narratives about ourselves, the people we’re in relationship with & the significance of those experiences in our lives. In this class, we focus on how writing can help us understand and shape those narratives that make up our lives.