Memoir Service

Memoir and Memories Writing

“Everyone has a story or a struggle that will break your heart.” –Brene Brown

I offer supportive coaching to help you get in touch with your authentic self. Using a combination of writing and mindfulness exercises, I help you gain clarity about the stories that have shaped your life, and to write them down, for yourself, for family, or for a larger audience. This is not therapy, although writing about our experiences can be therapeutic. Consider me a gentle guide who can provide you with thoughtful writing prompts and a supportive ear to help you discern the shifts you would like to manifest in your life.

Every one of us has a story to tell. We have our struggles and battles that can knock us off our feet and off-course. We can wander in a sort of fog, covering up great pain or sorrow with mindless attachments to social media on our phones, our work, exercise, even various addictions. We forget or lose touch with the beauty of who we are. Tara Brach, a well-known meditation teacher, describes this state as the “trance of unworthiness.” We can survive and live this way for years.

As a writing coach, I help you to write about your life, either to gain better understanding of not only how your experiences have shaped who you are now, but also the possibilities of who you might become still. Or, you may want to write a wisdom or healing memoir to pass on to family members or a larger audience to share what you’ve learned on your journey. By writing and sharing our stories, we can make sense of and transform our own lives, and through our own transformation, be another light in an too-often dark world.

Things I can help with:

  • Transitions
  • Midlife Reassessments of Life Purpose
  • Creativity and creative projects
  • Healing Old Wounds Through Creative Expression

Here are some packages I offer:

Package A:

Three session to help you brainstorm, dream, and develop an action plan to write, revise, or organize a memoir, series of personal essays, or other creative project.  Includes feedback on your work. $350.00

Package B:

Work through a bundle of juicy writing prompts created just for you to be able to tap into your own wisdom and gain clarity about your experiences as well as new shifts you’d like to see in your life. Includes 3 50-minute phone, zoom, or in-person coaching sessions. $300.00

A la carte

  • Developmental and line editing for a memoir: $50/hour or project-based.
  • Coaching: $85.00/hour

Please note that what I do is coaching, not therapy. If you are actively in crisis, I respectively ask you to let some time pass, or, if needed, please see a therapist or other licensed professional who can support you.

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