For 2017, I am leading a writing circle series for folks who are interested in writing, meditating, and getting present.
Meditation is an integral part of my writing process. It helps me push aside all the clutter in my mind and gives me a nice, big, clear work space for my creativity. Over time, I have found that meditation helps me stay in the 'flow' of my daily life, as well as in my writing.
Writing itself can also be a form of meditation, and that's the idea behind Write Now. Each month, we will use a different theme to get present in our meditation, and then explore that theme to deepen our presence through writing. Here's what 2017 will look like with Write Now:
January 14: Savoring
February 11: Letting Go
March 11: Balance
April 8 & 22: Flow
May 20: Awe
June 17: Transformation
July 8: Expansion
August 12: Acceptance
September 9: Honesty
October 14: Wisdom
November 11: Gratitude
December 9: Integration
I'm hosting the circle at Berkeley's East Bay Healing Collective, in the cozy Coming Home Room. Write Now meets on the second Saturday of each month from 2-3pm (except for May and June when we meet on the third Saturdays!)
You can find Early Bird $10 tickets by searching for "Write Now" on Eventbrite. We're also a Meetup through the East Bay Healing Collective.
The January circle is all about Savoring.
It’s all too easy to look back in time and replay the struggles and pain. What might be possible if we chose to relive the delicious moments? “Savoring” is the practice of being mindfully engaged and aware of our feelings during positive events. Research suggests that practicing savoring increases happiness, mental and physical health, and improves relationships. Savoring an experience is also a provocative writing prompt, and will be the meditation and writing focus for this month’s circle.
Early Bird Price: $10 (+ service fee)
At the door: $15
Register here: https://write_now_savoring.eventbrite.com
Sarah Elovich is a writer, performer and humorist based in Oakland, CA.