Unravel – reflective writing workshops


It is a continual process to unweave
that which is truth from story. I pull

a thread, remove one line, observe how
the fabric changes, notice the new spaces

breathing between essential threads
that remain, a skeleton of existence

until extracting the unneeded
leaves what is left, sparsely resilient

penetrable light of a future once blocked
by memories tightly woven.

© Ali Grimshaw 2020

Consider yourself invited to my February workshops.

Navigating Life Transitions Through Reflective Writing

Life is full of change. Whether dealing with an ending relationship, new career, or empty nest, shifting circumstances can be challenging when you face them alone. Join me in exploring the use of poetry, shared inquiry and writing for self-reflection within a safe, supportive community. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to …

  • Write & reflect using prompts and poetry about change
  • Share with others if you wish. There is no requirement to share.
  • Create a new intention for yourself

Email coaching@aligrimshaw.com to register.

Date: Feb. 18, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm, $20 per person

Date: Feb. 23, 2020 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm, $20 per person

Location: The Center for Spiritual Well Being,

7100 SW Hampton St., STE 126 Portland,OR



21 thoughts on “Unravel – reflective writing workshops

  1. You said that so much better than I ever could, but I agree with it completely! We do have to set aside some of our memories (which may or may not be real) in order to get at the truth. And only then can we move forward.

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    1. Ann,
      Someone once said, getting older is unavoidable, growing wiser is optional. We all have a choice to learn from our past and step forward with greater understanding. I appreciate your willingness to reflect and grow. It comes through in your writing.
      Take care.

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    1. Magarisa,
      I appreciate your reflection. This poem is about the experience of looking deeply into my reality and exploring my thinking. It is very satisfying to me that this line called out to you. Poetry is a powerful vehicle for us to seek understanding in each other. Keep on writing.

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    1. Jazz, I wish you could join me. Thanks for expressing your interest regardless of location. It is apparent that you see the benefits of reflective writing for yourself and the power of poetry. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I think you would like my workshop. It is not about creating perfect writing. It is all about using writing as a tool to reflect and gain insight into our own thinking. Let me know if you’d like to write some time over Skype. I would like to try that.

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