Have you found yourself a bit rushed, disconnected, or as poet Mary Oliver says, “breathing just a little and calling it a life?”
Are you longing to take a decadent slice of time that’s all yours? Time to stretch into your fullness, to greet your true self again (oh, so that’s what you look like, I had forgotten!). Time to remember what matters most, and to tap back into your creative seeds and desires.
If so (and honestly, isn’t this what we ALL need from time to time?), come for one of my writing or women’s retreats in the beautiful Texas hill country near Austin, Texas.
One of my superpowers is creating a safe, nurturing space for everyone to show up. Nothing is required here, other than an open mind and heart.
… the imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas… but they have no slow, big ideas.” – Brenda Ueland
Here we will take the time to let our big ideas emerge… to listen from the stillness. From that space, our truest, most alive self emerges.
Begin to swim in the deep tides of your creativity
Unwind surrounded by beauty
Nourish that neglected writing project
Connect with creative, like-minded women
Hear your whispering desires
Step into your title… inspired writer
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I’m so glad that I said “yes” to myself!
I went to Carolyn’s Writing Retreat right after my child left for college, and it was nothing less than life changing! First, my old confidence returned. I got a break from the busyness of my brain, which led to a deep sense of self-renewal. In fact, I was able to access creative depths I didn’t even know I had.
The experience took me away from my mundane living and for the first time in a long time, I felt fully, blissfully alive. Although I had lost hope that I could ever write, at the retreat I not only regained that hope, but I now consider myself a writer.
I almost didn’t go, because I don’t usually give myself permission to indulge in something like this, but thankfully my husband kept encouraging me. I’m so glad that I said “yes” to myself!
Creatively coax your bravest, most authentic voice
Carolyn’s writing retreats wrap you in the luxury of space, time, and self-care to nurture your inner voice that is yearning to flow through your pen to paper. Her gentle processes creatively coax your bravest, most authentic voice to emerge, dancing away from the critic that might be keeping you stuck.
My writer’s heart burst open
Carolyn holds the space so beautifully and with such a sense of safety and nurturing that your creative self can’t help but find its way to the surface and blossom. Reluctance falls away and even latent ability awakens. I began with an open writer’s mind and through the exercises, my writer’s heart burst open too. Carolyn helped me re-establish a vital connection within myself as a creative writer, and for that I’m super grateful!
A sense of fun and adventure
Carolyn’s topics for reflection, questions for discussion, poems, and exercises created a retreat perfect for rewriting my goals for a better fit for what I want and where I am in my life now. My sense of my current book (process and product) shifted dramatically during the retreat. I’m looking forward to writing my 4th book with a sense of fun and adventure and none of the foreboding that seemed a necessary part of the earlier publications.
Creative self just overflowing
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The retreat was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it to be. I came away from it with my creative self just overflowing. When I went to bed that night, I experienced my mind and heart creating haiku’s!! It was so fun that I had to get up and start writing them down! So thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to release my muse and embrace my creativity again.
Get unblocked and find joy and pleasure
Carolyn is amazing. Her ability to help people find their voice, tap into what inspires them, get unblocked and find joy and pleasure in writing is a huge gift. She’s warm, nurturing, encouraging, creates a safe space to help you access your inner wisdom and really honors each and every participant. A small investment with a huge return. I can’t wait for the next retreat!