Hot off the “Journaling & Wellness” presses

Hot off the “Journaling & Wellness” presses

The Journaling & Wellness Workshop was recently given to caregivers with the Jeffery Hale Community Partners in Quebec City. The online workshop taught the participants:  the wellness benefits of journaling, setting up your journal, creative writing techniques with a writer’s meditation.
The next group Journaling & Wellness Workshop is May 4, 7-9 pm.
For info + registration: www.suzannereislerlitwin.com/workshop/
This article can be found in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, https://www.qctonline.com/caregivers-discover-journaling-techniques-for-health/


Deliciously Oblivious

Deliciously Oblivious
It happens all the time and I’m completely unaware of it. I’m sitting, writing in my journal and it gently comes over me. I don’t even know how long it went on for. However I do know, I went into a meditative state and I feel more relaxed than when I started.
It’s not daydreaming. It’s more intense than that. I would title it a “Writer’s Meditation”.

Exciting news about the “Journaling & Writer’s Workshops”

Exciting news about the “Journaling & Writer’s Workshops”

In 2023, I will be offering 4 new online group writing & interactive workshops:

1. Writing by Candlelight, March 2 & November 21, 7-9 pm.
2. Journaling & Wellness, May 4, 7-9 pm.
3. Creative Writer’s Toolbox, September 19, 7-9 pm.
4. Start Your Memoir, October 24, 7-9 pm

The Journaling & Writer’s Workshops are aimed to improve your wellness, creativity, and written expression.

The workshops provide an opportunity for a relaxing, creative writing journey.

Enjoy the freedom to express yourself and write about it.

Each workshop implements writing and spiritual time with a ‘Writer’s Meditation’.

 

Limited to 15 participants per Zoom workshop.

For more info, group & corporate rates and to register, click:

Journaling & Writer’s Workshops

To Menou with Love – A Love Story

To Menou with Love – A Love Story
One day, I got off the summer day-camp bus and found a Tabby cat gingerly walking around my lawn. I signaled to it and it suddenly came to me.  I named her Menou.  Although my mother didn’t like cats and told me not to feed her, I did.
Each day, I would jump off the afternoon bus and quickly run to give her tuna, water and lots of cuddles. This went on for weeks during the summer of 1971. On a very hot day, I got off the bus and I couldn’t find Menou. Surprisingly, she was on a blanket at my front door.  My mother told me she was in labor and was about to give birth! My 9 year old life suddenly changed.

Creative Non-Fiction at Concordia University – January 2023

Creative Non-Fiction at Concordia University – January 2023
LET’S GET CREATIVELY COZY THIS WINTER.
Come take an online creative writing course with me this winter from the comforts of your own home!
CREATIVE NON-FICTION – CEJN 122 at Concordia University – Centre for Continuing Education
January 17 – March 21, 2023 – Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. 10 classes.
Let’s warm up to creativity and write our hearts out.
In this course, you’ll use close observation of real events to explore techniques of the genre like narrative structure, character development, scene-setting and dialogue. Most of all, you’ll focus on developing vision, your creativity and your personal voice, which are all essential to capturing your reader’s attention.

Anti-Bucket List Gal

Anti-Bucket List Gal

And… Where did the term bucket list come from? Perhaps it originated from the 2007 Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman film “Bucket List” in which, two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. Perhaps the term originated before the film?

Regardless of the origin, the term “bucket list” a thing people like to complete within their life time.

I sort of break down the bucket list concept into much smaller parts. I woke up today and I’m just grateful for that. My bucket list is done!

A Creative Winter Awaits You in January 2023

A Creative Winter Awaits You in January 2023
Write About It with Suzanne Reisler Litwin at the Cummings Centre.
Join our Online Zoom Creative Writing Class.
And… Do it from the comforts of your home. 🙂
LIT 276 – Write About It – Session 1 – Wednesdays, January 18 – February 22, 1-2:30 pm, 6 Classes.
LIT 276-01 – Write About It – Session 2 – Wednesdays, March 8 & 15, 1-2:30 pm, 2 Classes.
Winter Registration starts on Monday, December 12, 2022, 9:00 am.
Limited Registration.
Visit:  www.cummingscentre.org

A Beautiful Difference

A Beautiful Difference
Many, many, many moons ago, I went to West Hill High School. My years were 1976 to 1980. The school was not a good fit for me. It was way too big. And…
The halls had a horrible sweaty human, bio-clinical iodine odor to it. I think the pool water was used to wash the halls. The only thing which kept me going back each day, were my friends. Actually, there was an excellent geography and art teacher, who inspired me.

Easy Wear’in

Easy Wear’in
Once the jeans were on and the zipper was closed, I could barely breathe. That was the point. I knew, as the day went on, my jeans would soften and become much looser.
Such clothing restrictions and discomfort caused other related problems. The occasional visit to my dermatologist settled the flair ups. The Doctor’s suggestion: Wear looser clothing!
Ya, right! And give up that tight jean look and fit?

My Kind of Sexy

My Kind of Sexy

As a tween, an almost adolescent, I didn’t really understand what sexy was. All I knew was that Elvis Presley made me feel differently. For some reason, I wanted to kiss him and my eyes were glued to his body when he performed. Once I fully understood what sexy was, Elvis was gone, never to return. Left to seek out other sexy avenues I stumbled upon, David Cassidy, John Travolta, Tony Defranco, Davy Jones, and the super cute guy down my street.

Weekend Morning Newsletter

Weekend Morning Newsletter

Announcement!

The Weekend Morning Newsletter will now be delivered to you every second weekend.  The “Living in the Now” articles are filled with positive, fun, inspiring content, and always with love.  I look forward to writing, creating and sharing more wonderful memories.  Stay tuned for next weekend’s article titled, “My Kind of Sexy!” It’s a wide-eye opener!
Always with love,
Suzanne

Coloured Cauliflower

Coloured Cauliflower
One of our yearly autumn outings is to find COLOURED CAULIFLOWER.
You might be wondering if we are looking for a specific vegetable. Nope! Are we looking for a flower? Nope! We are in search of a spectacular and particular display of fall foliage.
Many conditions need to be in place for this to happen. Firstly, the leaves need to be at the height of their foliage coloration. The sun must be shining brightly with hardly any fallen leaves on the ground. It might take a few road trips, but we are hoping to capture it.

The Ultimate Lesson

The Ultimate Lesson
The Fall Courses are about to begin and I have butterflies in my stomach!
In truth, if all we have gained is not from the curriculum content but a new friendship or two, I feel we have been successful. For it’s not always the prescribed lessons you’ve sign up for, perhaps it’s the rich exchanges and life perspectives you have learned. That in turn is…the ultimate lesson.

Meliorism

Meliorism
I love her words, “We can meet together in a great disco of the mind, fueled by the conviction that one day, in the not-too-distant future, that beautiful, fragile, craved-for togetherism we all so desperately miss, will resume again for real.” – George Eliot, aka Mary Ann Evans.
Does this capture our time in 2022?

Melting Sunsets

Melting Sunsets

This sun setting looked as though the sun melted into the sea. I watched and wondered and watched as it slowly sunk into the depths of the ocean.  When the last of light was gone, darkness loomed all around me. I became overwhelmed with emotions and started to cry.  I cried for many reasons.  I cried for those who will not have another day of light. I cried when I thought this sunset will be the sunrise for someone, somewhere else in the world.  Simply, I cried because the beauty of the sun’s melt was truly overwhelming

Fall into a Writing Course @ Concordia University – 2022

Fall into a Writing Course @ Concordia University – 2022
Come take a Creative Writing Course with me this Fall 2022.
Learn how to Write For Children and improve your writing skills from the comforts of your home.??
Online with Concordia University – Centre for Continuing Education.
Live Zoom Course – CEJN 118 – Writing For Children
Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm. September 15 – November 17, 10 classes.
Information & Registration at: