“Amy Lyles Wilson is the Mary Poppins of wordsmithing, like having your very own Julie Andrews with a word spoon.”*
I believe it is the sharing of our stories that saves us. And I don’t think that’s too strong a statement, or that it’s hokey, or simplistic. Because I’ve seen lives changed through putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). In fact, I’ve seen it over and over and over again. To my mind–and heart–the most important sharing you can do is with yourself. Your authentic self, that is. Then, once you’ve accepted the precious reality that you do have a voice, you do have a story, and you do have the right to tell it, you can offer your story to others if you so choose. Such sharing reminds us we are not alone. Encourages us to go forward. Invites us to take heart.
Toward that I end offer one-on-one creativity coaching, writing workshops and retreats, and spiritual direction. To me, story and spirit are intertwined.
I have long believed in the power of words, and I founded Pilgrim Writers to help people tell the stories they need to tell. My father lived his life believing we are all fellow pilgrims who need to support one another on the journey. Wherever you happen to be on your creative pilgrimage, you’re welcome here. Please wander around the site to learn more, and feel free to contact me with any questions. I’d love to hear your story.
*Lindsay is a writer and longtime participant in the Pilgrim Writers workshops.