I invite you to comment on this post sometime between now and monday evening (August 9th) to win free access to the upcoming beginning journaling workshop starting next friday. Please check the beginning tab for more information. We had a wonderful time in July- and I hope the increased flexibility of this month’s offering will help you decide to attend!  Honestly, this is very low impact, low stress, just a gentle introduction to journaling.  If you’d like to comment, but not be considered for the giveaway, just say so in your comment. I’ll be choosing three comments at random (depending on the number of responses, you may all get in for free!)  If you already signed up, feel free to comment! If you win, I’ll refund the fee.


Sometimes, what needs to happen is for us to stop what we’re doing, get outside (or get to that window) and look up– see the big sky, watch the clouds, regain perspective. It is easy to get sucked into the minutiae of this moment, into what is right under our fingers, babbling in our heads, swirling around undone and unattended to, Oh, it is so easy to lose perspective.

So, for a moment, let yourself look up.  See that cloud? Abraham Lincoln. That one? a spoon.

Long ago I enjoyed a short story by Ethan Canin called Emperor of the Air, in which the protagonist stands gazing at the stars with his son or father (I cannot remember who was big, who was small), and the one who was big pointed out star clusters and made up names. I cannot remember anything else of the story but that delighted me.

I invite you to do the same.

Forget what you know–and just for a moment let your imagination take over.

Look up. See that one? No, that one over there? Yeah, that one looks like hope to me.


Beautiful wonderful lovely image used with gratitude and by permission by Christine Meintjes. (Make sure you check out her wedding photography!)

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6 thoughts on “Giveaway

  1. I would love to take part in this one…but since I was fortunate enough to do the last one for free, I don’t want to be greedy! I’ll encourage anyone else who might comment here that the workshop will be great…great for a jump start into journaling, and/or great to re-inspire you if you have moved away from journaling into other pursuits. I found that it inspired me to get back to a long lost love: creative writing, so thank you Kate, for that!

  2. Wow, I just discovered your blog….already I’m inspired to journal. I meant to do that, but I got busy. Now, I have 40 years to catch up! I would love to take part in this workshop. It could/would be life changing, I believe. Thank you for the giveaway chance!!

  3. Hi there, I’m Lisa, I stumbled across your blog through Denise-boho photography’s who I read often. Your idea for this space is amazing. I love to write and it can be such a positive outlet when trying to work through the trials in one’s life.
    I would love to have the opportunity to take your class. I love to blog but am always timid to write things, should other people see them. I would love to get past this. Especially, since I have a lot of emotional crap going on in my life at the moment, that I know if I could get it out onto my blog, I could heal.

  4. Ever since I was a wee thing, I’ve always looked at the clouds. My father and I used to spend lots of time on the weekends, just looking at the clouds and telling each other what things we saw. Now that I’ve left Phoenix, I find myself doing a lot of cloud gazing.

  5. Like Mariah, I was able to participate in the last Heartwork journaling workshop for free, so I was happy to sign up on my own…my teeny tiny contribution to upcoming new baby expenses! : )

    For anyone that isn’t 100% certain about participating, please know that you will be giving yourself an amazing gift by joining in. Kate leads us on such a wonderful journey full of gentle encouragement and support. The sense of community is lovely, and you will find in yourself an awakened/reawakened sense of creativity. Inspiration abounds!

    I can’t wait to continue the Heartwork…thanks Kate!

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