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 

Getting Started

The stumbling block is often the desire to produce a product instead of simply play. We already picture ourselves published or meditating comfortably on a mountain top!

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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

Upside and Down: Exploring Perspective Through Writing and Yoga

Retreat at the Christine Center in Willard, WI  June 17 to June 20, 2019

Through yoga we open ourselves to possibility. Our bodies stretch, our spirits deepen, we relax and renew. Integrating writing experiences with yoga enriches opportunities for creative growth. For more info and registration info, click  Here!

Personalized Mindfulness and Writing Coaching

Contact Joanne at for registration 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.