Introducing Our First Interactive Journal: Emerge

We are thrilled to be releasing Emerge, our first guided journal containing creative and reflective writing practices designed to help you be more mindful, compassionate, and resilient in the face of challenge.  Emerge will be available for purchase in mid-November.

“This journal is an extraordinary gift, for yourself or to share with others. It will guide you to self-compassion, self-discovery, and hope. I love this journal!”

 

— Kelly McGonigal, bestselling author, psychologist, educator and O! Visionary 

"As a writer and a human who worked unaided through many of the writing and human skills these prompts address, I can tell you they are the right ones to get from normal unconsciousness to something where you can better bring your projects to completion, and inhabit your awareness more fully.”

 

— Christopher Shaw, Associate Director, Program in Environmental Journalism, Middlebury College

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“Writing - it's the spring at the center of the oasis. The quiet zone behind the clatter. The source of sustenance, a simple way to feel steady again. Wherever you are, whatever struggle you're weathering, let it help you where you are.”

— Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate, The Poetry Foundation 

"Writing is to your mind and soul as running is to your body--no special equipment is required, only a willingness to dig down. And if you do, then things can change dramatically.”

 

— Bill McKibben, author, educator, activist, and founder and senior adviser emeritus of 350.org

We’ve created this journal to help anyone emerging from a challenging time in their life to navigate the process of transformation in a wholehearted, authentic way.

About Us

Lucy Flood

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Lucy Flood has written for The Atlantic, InsideClimate News, The Jackson Hole News and Guide, The Louisville Courier Journal, and Berkeleyside, in addition to other places. She helps creative professionals and corporate and non-profit teams to ignite their creativity and flourish in their work and life contexts.  She also has led writing workshops for Writers in the Park, The Jackson Hole Writers Conference, the University of Texas at Austin, and groups of professionals in the Bay Area. As a journalist, editor and a consultant, she draws on her broad understanding of what makes people thrive: in the realms of movement, mindfulness, self-compassion, stress, yoga, mindset interventions, the science of happiness and more.  She holds a B.A. from Stanford University in Human Biology, as well as an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from The University of Texas at Austin. Middlebury College also awarded her an environmental journalism fellowship. Lucy lives in the Bay Area with her husband and child. She enjoys writing at dusk under the fig tree in her backyard.

Matt Daly

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Matt Daly is the author of Between Here and Home (Unsolicited Press) and the chapbook Red State (Seven Kitchens Press). He edited the chapbook Untrapped for Wyoming Untrapped. Matt is the recipient of a Neltje Blanchan Award for writing inspired by the natural world and a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. His poems have appeared in publications including Pilgrimage, The Cortland Review, and High Desert Journal as well as the Sixteen Rivers Press anthology America, We Call Your Name. Matt makes text-based art independently and in collaboration with visual, performing, and literary artists. His work has been exhibited in Jackson, Pinedale and New York. Matt is on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. He also teaches reflective and creative writing for medical professionals, educators, college and secondary students, and others interested in the literary arts.

Testimonials

Matt Daly has a gift in being able to extricate, without much energy from him, the most surprising talents from
every person present. What a superb session.

Physician Workshop Participant

This session was a revelation. Mr. Daly, a young poet, took a group of middle-aged physicians and had us intensely and enthusiastically engaged in a series of entertaining exercises that yielded poems as diverse as the group. Wonderful!

Physician Workshop Participant

Matt has worked with me on editing two novels and starting a poetry collection. He has helped me grow as a writer almost more than anyone else. His honesty, warmth, sense of humor, humility and understanding of the craft of writing make him a joy to work with.

Writer

Lucy’s facilitation was exquisite: confident, knowledgable, supportive, and flexible. Her ability to attune to each person and support them in the way they needed helped make the group feel safe and alive. I had an amazing time and wrote something I’m proud of that I published to an online community. I also submitted writing for a conference in Europe that I was invited to attend.

Zach Schlosser, Entrepreneur and Writer

While participating in this group, my voice as a writer really started to open up. The exercises we did helped me stretch in new ways as a writer, and I always found more freedom in my expression after a creative exercise. Lucy masterfully created a setting between us where we could explore, celebrate each other, grow together, and have a blast!

Brita Grothe, Physical Therapist and Career Coach

Being Lucy's student and watching how she delights in teaching, how she inspires people to write with passion and freedom ... her energy is simply contagious and so very fun to be with.

Chantia Smith

We would be honored to work with you

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