Restore and Re-story!
Wake up to living with creativity,
wisdom, and renewed intuition.

Workshops & Retreats

Gift yourself with time away! Easily learn to meditate and develop a mindfulness practice with our Just This Day programming. Enrich and empower your writing in the Wake Up! Mindful Writing offerings.

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Classes

Deepen your skills and cultivate life-long habits in Just This Day and Wake Up classes designed to provide ongoing instruction and support.

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Meet Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson’s Wake Up! Mindful Writing programs and Just This Day Meditation offerings allow participants to engage and awaken their creative and intuitive best selves while learning to restore and re-story.

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Coffee Musings Blog

Finding Balance

“There is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”
Albert Rubinstein

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Finding a Different Way

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing
there is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.

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Writing Your Mindful Journey

 

A relaxing day-long version of Writing the Mindful Journey will be held at the beautiful Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, WI on Oct. 14th, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm. For registration information contact Joanne at 262.361.3316 or wakeupthewriterwithin@gmail.com. Cost is $75 and includes lunch.

Discover how to awaken and transform your creativity through mindfulness practices and writing exercises that allow you to combine awareness of the present moment with writing that deepens every experience. Give your true voice space to roam and reawaken your intuitive self through guided exercises, discussion, and reflection.

 Appropriate for beginning meditators/writers as well as those with more experience, all that is necessary is the curiosity to listen deeply to yourself and to explore your imagination.

Coffee Musings

Read the latest posts from Joanne in the Coffee Musings Blog.

Attend or Host a Class

Contact Joanne to learn about hosting or joining one or more of these classes.

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