"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘retreat’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Retreat

13 September 2019 

I’m headed off to lead a workshop at the fabulous Porches Writers Retreat this weekend ❤ 

Make art about seeking refuge, about retreat. 


Gratitude! Almost There! Retreat with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers


We’re now less than $200 away from making this dream of attending the retreat with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in August. I can’t even find the words to express how grateful I am to all of you, for giving, for sharing, for reading.

Meet the Grandmothers here in this video, and you’ll understand why attending this retreat would be truly the dream of a lifetime.

“Ours is an alliance of Prayer, Education, and Healing, for our Mother Earth,and her inhabitants, for all of the children, and for the seven generations to come….TIme is short…Time is calling us.”

Celebrating the wisdom of women, in hope and prayer that it will save us all

Please visit my GoFundMe campaign here: 

Thank you in advance for reading, and sharing! 

Surrounding you all in Light and Love and Prayer and Joy and Gratitude, always Gratitude


Something a Lil Different <3 Thirteen Grandmothers Retreat

Whew. So….something new…and a lil weird feeling, but here goes…

Hello beautiful people 🙂 Thank you for helping out! I am a teacher and a writer, a single mom living in central Virginia, putting the last of my three kids through college by myself.

I have been invited to attend a retreat hosted by The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in upstate New York, taking place August 25-28, 2016.

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers represent a diverse mixture of women of prayer, Each Grandmother, a leader in her community, has devoted her long life to prayer and action.

You can learn more about the Thirteen Grandmothers here:http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

This is a healing retreat, Creation to Completion, completing a full cycle that began at Menla twelve-years ago with the creation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, where the Grandmothers Council will come together, for one last time, to complete their circle of prayer around the planet.

Prayer as Action, Action as Prayer is the way I try to move through each day, and it would be the dream and honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to learn from these incredible spiritual leaders.
The funds would cover registration, room and board,and my driving travel to upstate New York. The retreat isn’t until late August but space is limited and so time is a factor.

These women embody what I say each day–Every moment a miracle, every footstep a prayer. And to be able to attend this retreat would absolutely be one of my life’s miracles.

If 160 of my FB friends donated just $10, I could have this trip funded in a few minutes. $10 is such a small amount but it adds up so quickly when many friends and family come together. Thank you so, so much ahead of time for liking and sharing, even if you can’t donate at this time, and for my donors, endless gratitude, the biggest thank you of all!

As an added Thank You, I will send each donor a print of one of the photographs I take while on this journey, with a small prayer I will write just for you.

Check it out here And thanks for readin, for sharin, for bein who you are.





Daily Prompt Catch Up! Get That Creativity On!

Away for a weekend manuscript consultation, so now we’re back to prompting! 🙂 


Snuggled up in the comfort of the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat. Make art about making a retreat.


After days of winter rain, the clouds have gone, revealing blue blue sky. Make art about clearing skies.


Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” G.K. Chesterton Make art inspired by a thrift store find.


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