The story we tell ourself creates the reality we experience. We all have an internal monologue telling ourself things that are either hurtful or helpful. We can change that monologue from debilitating to empowering and find healing through the practice of writing, which allows us to generate new stories and incorporate them during our every day life. In this two-hour workshop, author Janna Marlies Maron will guide participants in a process of discovering their current story, modifying it for healing, and claiming the strongest parts as a personal mantra.
Saturday, October 11, 1-3 p.m.
*Sign up for both Write to Heal & Eat to Heal for $60.
Bio, Janna Marlies Maron... is an author, editor and publisher living in Midtown Sacramento. She holds an MA in Creative Writing; she teaches at two college campuses in Sacramento; she publishes a quarterly literary magazine called Under the Gum Tree; and with her husband she runs ThinkHouse Collective, a coworking space in Midtown. Her newly released ebook, How to Manage Depression Without Drugs, is her personal story of using story, music, food and ritual to find her way out of depression. If she had to sum up what she's all about in two words they would be: authentic storytelling. That’s the core of why she writes, why she publishes stories, and why she teaches others to write their story. Janna tells stories that challenge and inspire people to pursue the potential of their creativity, and she nurtures creativity by making space for exploring and showcasing creativity.