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.


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

Coffee Musings Blog

Presence in the New Year

Be open, be curious, and listen closely to all that is around you. It is a wonderful way to practice being present with both your head and heart!

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February is for Taking Chances!

Join me at UW Waukesha for new  ways of experiencing the world!

I’ll be offering two classes beginning the evening of Feb. 26th:

Simple and Every Day Meditation

Begin or reboot your meditation practice with this simple program from the McLean Meditation Institute designed to help you incorporate meditation into your busy life. Click here for more information.

Writing the Mindful Journey

Learn to combine awareness of the present moment with writing to deepen every experience. Join us for easy meditations and writing exercises to enhance your creativity. Give your true voice space to roam, and reawaken your intuitive self through guided exercises, discussion, and reflection. Perfect for beginning meditators/writers as well as those with more experience.

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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.