New book raises up women’s voices

We’re excited to announce that today marks the release of our new book: Winter: Women’s Stories, Poems and Inspiration for the Season of Rest and Renewal! Women from all over the world submitted their writing for this volume, sharing stories of relationship, endings and beginnings, healing, desire and growth.

For ten years through Tending Your Inner GardenĀ®, we’ve brought together women for retreats intended to facilitate self-discovery and creative expression. Along the way, we’ve all discovered several truths: Women hunger for community and connection. In the context of support from others, they come to know what truly matters to them. In gaining a voice, they let go of what no longer gives them aliveness and purpose. Through sharing their individual stories, they tap into the deep stream of Spirit that enlivens all of creation.

By publishing this first of four volumes of women’s writing themed to the seasons of the year, we aim to create that same community through the printed word. Our hope is that, by reading these intimate portraits from around the world, you’ll reflect on your own life and share your insights with others.

We invite you to winter’s gift of rest and renewal, regardless of the season in your life. Let us know how you’re experiencing endings and beginnings, stillness and solitude, renewal, dormancy, and rest. And we hope you’ll consider submitting your writing for our Spring, Summer and Fall books. Learn more about the guidelines here.

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