Restore and Re-story!

Wake up to living with creativity, wisdom, and renewed intuition. Gift yourself with one of our Workshops, Retreats, or Classes! 


this is how we leave…

Explore the poignancy, warmth and wonder of award-winning memorist Joanne Nelson’s full length memoir, this is how we leave.


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.


Updates For Spring 2020

New Opportunities

Wake Up the Writer Within Online 

Explore or rediscover your love of writing! Whether you’re just beginning to dream about getting out those old journals again, want some help describing this new world we find ourselves in, or are considering submitting your work for publication, you’ll enjoy engaging with the written word during this informative and enjoyable online class.

This six week class, appropriate for the beginner as well as the experienced writer, will offer a nurturing environment in which to receive instructor feedback on new writing or redrafts of previous work. Each class will include information about our topic, try-its, and resources. During our time together you will enhance your creativity, maximize writing opportunities, and develop your own unique voice. 

Contact us at for information on start dates, weekly topics, and pricing. 

Coaching Available

Explore or rediscover your love of writing with Wake Up the Writer Within! Whether you’re just beginning to dream about a writing project or are considering submitting your work for publication individual coaching can help you:

Save the Date!

On August 11, 2020 my memoir, This Is How We Leave will be available at bookstores and online! Book launch information coming soon!