Willpower vs. Books: Guess Which Wins

A little over a week ago, I was deep in the woods at the Kanuga Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina, sleeping in a cabin by night, and attending workshops by day. Kathleen Adams, her staff and volunteers organized a memorable weekend for Journal Conference 2016. I met so many accomplished, beautiful, open-hearted women (and a couple of beautiful, open-hearted men, too) and loved leading the Wild Voice, Wild Writing workshops. I’m still savoring the experience and the people and the writing and the stories and oh, yes, the full moon. (We howled!)

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Reclaiming The Wild Soul

An Interview with Mary Reynolds Thompson, author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul

My introduction to Mary Reynolds Thompson came via Journalverse, a site devoted to journal writers and teachers, conceived and facilitated by my longtime friend and colleague, Kathleen Adams. Mary participated in an online seminar I did with Kay, and later we met in person at a Wild Women, Wild Voices writing workshop at Book Passage in Corte Madera. I love how these circles go around and around. (Thank you, Kay!)

I first used Mary’s book as a morning meditation guide, reading and working through some of the explorations, inspired by her beautiful language and imagery. But this won’t be the only time I read and use this guide. I’m looking forward to attending one of Mary’s Reclaiming the Wild Soul workshops somewhere in the wild, soulful world.

Following is a series of questions and answers Mary and I exchanged.

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