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The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

March 29 - 31, 2019

If you’re thinking about this workshop, you weren’t born yesterday. You’ve lived and loved, won and lost, celebrated and grieved. You have many stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in what the Greeks called chronos—or clock time. But inside there is a hidden thread of grace, an archetypal story of awakening, that lives in the multidimensional world of kairos—the timeless dimension.

In this workshop, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.

During this weekend of memoir writing, you will:

  • Journey down the metaphorical river of your life
  • Identify transformative experiences, angels, and sacred enemies
  • Identify one or more narrative arcs in your life
  • Write from your soul
  • Laugh, cry, love, celebrate, and heal
  • See your life as a spiritual journey


Such a nice blend of writing, meditation and group discussion. This felt very productive without being overwhelming. — Kelly Ball

Any program with Joan is magical. Joan’s warmth-vision-storytelling-wealth of knowledge crosses many areas. — Barbara Schwartzbach

I was looking to visit the Ashram and intending to write a book. When I saw this program offering, I knew it would be perfect, as things usually are when I come here. Joan was amazing, the group was amazing, the staff was amazing. And everything was not only what I was hoping for, but better. — Roxanne “Raji” Williams


Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Joan is a Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind-body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she is the founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, CO, and a New York Times best-selling author of sixteen books. She is a perennially popular national speaker and blogger for the Huffington Post and other websites. Her most recent book is The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life. See more at
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