Introducing the Women’s Writing as Healing Sisterhood!

Vancouver Women’s Writing Courses now has a Facebook group!  The Women’s Writing as Healing Sisterhood is a place for women to connect wth each other about their writing processes and healing journeys. These two phenomena are often deeply intertwined. We write for the joy of creating and also to hear ourselves, soothe our pain and […]

Pandemic poet-in-a-garret

I wrote this article for CBC Arts on my experience of being a single, childless poet living alone in an attic during the pandemic. Read it to get sense of your facilitator at work and at play! I managed to weave in a supportive moment during an Online Women’s Writing as Healing workshop, the story […]

Introducing Head + Heart!

This guest post is by Monica Krake, the founder of Head + Heart, a wonderful resource for spiritual, wellness and socially conscious events that I have recently discovered. I’d like to introduce you to Head + Heart, an important resource for the wellness and spiritual world! Head + Heart connects people with all of the spiritual, wellness […]

The incredibly healing practice of writing

In a classroom in a residential treatment centre in east Vancouver, fifteen people in various stages of recovery sit rapt, as one of their peers reads aloud a personal story he has just written. His hands are shaking, and he is holding back tears. The man has never written before, but his lyrical turns of […]

Creativity + healing in community: the triple-whammy!

Creativity + healing in community: the triple-whammy! This article by Marn Norwich was originally published by Creative Coworkers. The once-pejorative concept of a triple whammy has taken on an upbeat, urban-dictionary twist in recent years. So it is this reclaimed phrase that comes to mind when I think of the powerful triumvirate of creativity, healing […]