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About life writing for transformation

Director of Heartspace Writing School, home of Transformative Life Writing with programs around the world. Changing lives, one writer at a time with unforgettable learning tools. Author of Tools of Transformation, Infinity Publishing 2004, Learning to Live, Learning to Love, (published in English, Greek and Russian) and many other books, anthologies and workbooks.

Guest House

  The Guest House  by Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re … Continue reading

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  Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again. –Dag Hammarskjöld J5M for Today If you could wave a magic wand … Continue reading

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Welcome from Joanne

Welcome to Life Writing for Transformation If you are interested in writing as a means of gaining clarity about your life, finding memories that can enrich your life today, making sense of competing demands, or finding inspiration, my hope is … Continue reading

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It’s Time

Life Writing for Transformation is the title of a writing for personal development program offered at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England that I have had the privilege to develop and facilitate with Eleanor Chornoboy since 2009. Today I … Continue reading

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