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 

Engaging with Curiosity

Curiosity is my word for the year, and in this first week of January I’ve been mainly interested in the subject of engagement. Or, I should say, curious about the subject of engagement.

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Perhaps it isn’t polite to say so but…

If we were trying to find the beginning, middle, and end of each thought we’d soon discover that there is no such thing. Trying to find the moment when
one thought becomes another is like trying to find the moment when boiling water turns into steam. Pema Chodron

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Happenings at Wake Up the Writer Within

 Writing the Mindful Journey*

4 Wednesday Evenings Starting Jan. 16
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Awaken and transform your creativity through mindfulness and writing. Reawaken your intuitive self through guided exercises, discussion, and reflection. Appropriate for beginning meditators/writers and those with more experience.

Wake Up the Writer Within*
4 Thursday Mornings Starting Jan. 17.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join supportive peers to write together, try out new ideas, and get feedback about your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Appropriate for the beginner as well as the experienced writer, this class will offer participants techniques to enhance creativity and time to write in a safe and nurturing environment. Any sharing of class writing is completely optional.

*Contact Joanne at or call 262.361.3316 for registration and pricing information.


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.