Written Gifts: Write to Love More
Written Gifts: Write to Love More
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about love? If you’ve found love, is it always smooth sailing? Have you ever been frustrated with the very important relationships (VIRs) in your life? Or have you felt you’ve lost touch with the wonderful person you used to be? If you answered yes to any of the above or simply find yourself longing for an easy way to bring more love into your life, then this course is for you!
Expressive writing is a way of making time and space for you. It can be a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and renew your self-love, while exploring how you can best love others. Reflective writing is also a way of listening to your subconscious or even the superconscious - that part of us that connects us to the world around us through spirituality, faith, or simple recognition of shared humanity.
Join us to explore how simple expressive writing and journaling techniques can help you love yourself better and improve relationships with people around you. Write to recognize what connection means for you, to appreciate yourself, to make space for love, and to more effectively give love to others.
Instructor: Maryanna Brunkhorst
Format: 7 emails, 7 days
How it works
About the Instructor
Maryanna Wienbroeer Brunkhorst is a teacher, writer, dancer, explorer, lifelong learner, woman, and veteran. As a certified Journal to the Self® instructor and owner of Chinook Writing and Journaling, she is excited to introduce others to the power of guided journaling to facilitate personal growth, self-understanding, dynamic living, and healing.
Excerpt from Class Day 1
Welcome to Day 1 of Write to Love More! I'm so happy to have you join me in this process of seeking and finding love, whether it's self-love or love in our Very Important Relationships (VIRs).
In this class you will learn 7 different ways to use expressive writing and journaling techniques to bring more love into your life. Expressive writing is a way of making time and space to reconnect with yourself and renew your self-love, while exploring how you can best love others. Reflective writing is also a way of listening to your subconscious or even the superconscious - that part of us that connects us to the world around us through spirituality, faith, or simple recognition of shared humanity. The writing exercises presented each day can be completed in 5 or 10 minutes, though you may find that some writes benefit from a longer time period.
Here we go!
Love starts inside. We generally know ourselves better than we know anyone else, but that doesn’t always mean we love what we see. Sometimes the craziness of life can take over and we lose ourselves amidst the demands of work, friends, or family. We may even feel disappointed to find that we’ve moved away from characteristics or activities that used to make us feel great. Add to that the fact that we are our own worst critics, especially as women, and all of this together draws away from our love reserves. If we don’t love ourselves, it can be difficult to truly love someone else.
Sometimes, the easiest way to love ourselves is to be reminded of what makes us lovable to others. In this exercise, you’re going to use writing to try to see yourself from someone else’s perspective. Choose one of the perspectives below and write for 5-10 minutes describing you. Add in as many details as you can; feel free to use adjectives, colors, tastes, senses, the feeling that you get from being with someone, or the feeling that people experience in the spaces you’ve touched…