with Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D.
While many people find the winter dreary, it can also be an opportunity to go within and reflect on what inner strengths might be revealed in darkness. Through a combination of eco-poetry and philosophical reflection inspired by the book Earth Joy Writing, participants respond to guided journaling prompts and engage in mindfulness-based meditation and breathwork that will lead us individually and collectively toward the light as we plant our intentions for the new year. In this recording of a live, interactive online workshop, participants reflected on moving consciously through the dark into the light during this season.
Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is the author of 16 books and a lesbian, ecofeminist, mother, poet, novelist, and essayist whose writing focuses on the themes of trauma, healing, creativity, mindfulness and the environment. Her nonfiction book, Earth Joy Writing, published by Ashland Creek Publishing in Oregon, is available for sale at Congaree National Park, where she leads seasonal forest journaling workshops. Her newest book, Swimming in Gilead, is forthcoming from Yellow Arrow Publishing in October. She lives with in South Carolina with her wife. Her websites are cassiepremosteele.com and earthjoywriting.com.