A journal of Writer's Retreats

Enjoy my journal of women's writing retreats and reflections from your Memoir Coach

Corfu Writing Retreat

Back to your birthplace…

This weekend I am in my hometown of San Jose, California.  The occasion is to run a half marathon with my daughter and various friends.  This marks my 9th half

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Corfu Writing Retreat

Casa de Courtney

Today is our first official day as Palm Springs residents!  I am always a bit verklempt with each move I make through life, but change is so good! I am

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Corfu Writing Retreat

You heard it here first…

Yesterday my friend Melanie began what I know is going to be a huge revolution in movement and fitness.  Living in Palm Springs every year there is a run/walk called

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Corfu Writing Retreat

Your Legacy…

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations,

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Corfu Writing Retreat

Connect with your inner Birba!

Last Friday my friend Barb and I had dinner in downtown Palm Springs at a great restaurant called Birba.  When I asked the waitress what Birba meant she told me

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Corfu Writing Retreat

A Shining Example…

When I first moved here three years ago I kept reading about and seeing photographs of Jackie Lee Houston.  I unfortunately never got to meet her face to face, but

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Corfu Writing Retreat

Visiting your past…

 One of my favorite things to do is to hike.  I especially love hiking near streams.  Every time I see a stream it brings me back to memories of my

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Corfu Writing Retreat

Maggie Oh Maggie…

When I first moved to the desert three years ago, one of the first articles I read in the newspaper was from Maggie Downs.  I immediately loved her writing.  Reading

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Corfu Writing Retreat

What are your priorities?

A great exercise is to write down all the things in your life that are important to you. What are the things you love, but could live without?  Those of

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