New Website - New Retreat - New Magazine!

Celebrating Wellness & Writing's Third Birthday!

October marks three years since the creation of my first Wellness & Writing Retreat. Now, six Retreats later, it's evident that W&W is growing strong and proud, ready to take bold new steps towards providing more for our growing community of writers.
I have recently returned from facilitating our latest amazing Retreat in Nerano, Italy. Today, I find myself reflecting on the journey that has led me to this point in time; a milestone that could have only happened by following my heart and intuition. Had I listened to the fears that surfaced when I started on my path to becoming a published author, editor and ghostwriter (and now a successful Retreat Facilitator), I would have missed out on the magic that lay before me. I would have never known the joy that follows falling in love with new and amazing like-minded writers. Thankfully, I worked past that whisper of fear and trusted in my passion, and for that I, am deeply grateful.

Wellness & Writing would not exist without you, the writers, and most especially our treasured teachers: Lisa Fugard, Gary Finnan, Windy Lynn Harris and Priya Rana Kapoor.
Every Retreat is profound in its own unique way. Every step forward I take when following my heart provides new and exciting opportunities. As I grow, our W&W family grows. In a life that can be unpredictable and fragile at the best of times, if there is one thing I know beyond all-knowing, it’s when to celebrate the wins. 
Happy Birthday Wellness & Writing and many thanks to this beautiful community of writers for helping me to build an environment that dreams are made of!
With Enormous Love & Eternal Gratitude ~ Julie Colvin

Give Yourself Permission Magazine

Wellness & Writing is excited to support the launch of a new and purpose-filled magazine, Give YourSelf Permission! Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Priya Rana Kapoor was able to join us at our Sedona Retreat last Spring which resulted in six of our W&W alumni getting published within their debut edition in September. 

Congratulation to our wonderful writers:
- Arlene Dreste
- Dawn Anderson
- Trish Dolasinski
- Leslie Thompson
- Fabiana Couto
- Mary Note Law

The second issue of GYSP magazine will be hitting the stands at Barnes & Noble in November, so keep an eye out for that!

Announcing Our Next Retreat And Your Chance To Get Published!

This April we are going back to Sedona for our next life-changing Retreat.
Learn How To Professionally Present Your Writing To Magazine Editors And Get Your Work Published
At this Retreat, we would like to address the importance of honing your skills as a writer by crafting essays and stories designed for literary publications, journals and magazines. While sharpening your creative skills, we will also guide you on how to define the true “essence” of your message as you work your way towards becoming a more seasoned writer in the eyes of prospective agents and publishers.
This Could Be Your Chance to Become A Published Author.
 At Least One Participant Is Guaranteed A Featured Article In 
Give YourSelf Permission Magazine.

We Have A Brand New Website!


I've been slowly but surely working on an improved platform for our Wellness & Writing family and I'm excited to say that our new website is up and running! We have fabulous new Retreats and e-Courses planned over the coming months.
Phone Toll-Free: 855-885-3295

email: info@wellnesswritingretreats.com

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Julie Colvin
Retreat Creator & Facilitator
Author, Editor &
Book Project Coach

Lisa Fugard
Freelance Editor
Writing Coach

Gary Finnan 

Essence Coach
Business Consultant Author & Sculptor

Windy Lynn Harris 

Writer, Editor & Market Coach for Creative Writers

Priya Rana Kapoor 

Life Coach, Author
Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Give YourSelf Permission magazine

Submission Guidelines for GYSP Magazine

Do you have a story that would be a good fit for Give YourSelf Permission magazine?

They are currently looking for articles in the following categories:
Health & Wellness
Finances & Career
Travel & Leisure

Next Retreat
Sedona, Arizona
April 29th, 2016

“Sedona is a flower blooming in the Arizona desert. The land here is a deep red, the sky an endless blue. Between that red earth and blue sky, there flows a sacred atmosphere. Listen to the message that Sedona has. The old juniper standing tall in the golden sunset just might reveal it to you.” ~ Ilchi Lee

Plans Underway For
Safari & Write
 South Africa, 2017

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