A soul baring opportunity in a true safe zone – amongst kindred souls who have been through hell and got you from the get go. No judgment, just support and hope that getting our stories out on paper will somehow release the demons and allow us to move beyond the pain and into happiness we all deserve.
While our stories were all quite different, the common themes were love, loss, betrayal, deep pain, and yes, gratitude. Going on this journey with an empathic, instructive moderator/teacher, interesting, illuminating guest speakers, and brave, thoughtful women was transformative. Sharing our stories and writing them down in the most compelling way was exhausting, but I’m so thankful I followed my new mantra of “just say yes” and participated in this workshop.
I am so moved by our weekend!! Something magical happened with us all together. Thank you all for helping me to find my story and reclaim it from my ex. I’ve wanted to arrive here for quite some time and when he dropped the kids off with me tonight I felt different; not angry and disgusted! A miracle.
It was incredibly valuable and rewarding to experience the depth of camaraderie between women whose experiences are not the same, but ring familiar. Steve poses questions that feel like whetstones–sharpening the expression of the stories. The room can hold the dark, the painful and the shameful. The result? Laughter and support where we learn to better trust our experiences and feel safely visible like nowhere else. Plus, the stories are just so juicy. So glad I didn’t miss it.
This weekend delivered so much more than I could ever have expected.
Steve – your teaching structure, feedback and flexibility created a balance that allowed us to reach in- deep. And for that I am so very grateful. Elise – thank you. For all of the obvious and not so obvious, from the moment I walked into your home I did not want to leave. I cannot recall a time when a parade of so many yummy dishes were set out in front of me- all weekend long. Mama felt real special. And your helpful comments and words of encouragement were greatly appreciated. You are a marvelous person. What a magical weekend.
I was really afraid of what I was getting myself into with this class- but it was just what I needed to be doing right now. I felt so much support and compassion from the group. And I was moved by all of the stories and resilience. I can’t thank you enough.
Thanks to all for an incredible weekend. Elise, for opening your home and feeding us. Steve, for keeping us upright on the life raft. And to everyone for being so honest and nurturing and supportive of each other on what often feels like a painful journey of discovery. Writing is hard!!! But we’re doing it.
There were very rich stories to tell and such power in supporting and nurturing one another. So inspiring. Thank you Steve for teaching us about how to focus on the story we want to tell. You brought us such wonderful intellectual food.
I greatly appreciate the powerful weekend spent with all of you. The lessons, the honesty (even when it was uncomfortable) and the judgment-free environment has left a lasting impact on me.
It really did change my perspective on my life. I was feeling helpless and paralyzed waiting for this divorce, and the workshop helped me see it’s my story, my life, and I don’t need to waste another moment of it on my ex.