Nature Memoir

The true and durable path into and through experience, involves being true … to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge.-Seamus Heaney

Nature Memoir Writing Prompts

On December 1, 2022, we will begin an exploration into the practice of nature memoir in preparation for the Winter Solstice.This is a silent, beginners, community writing circle. A safe place to search for threads to follow and create a space where your voice and style can emerge.The circle you form is between you and nature, inspired by poetry, the seasons of the natural world, and the cycles of your life.Nature is your guide into a connection with the movement of your life. We write inspired by felt experiences we capture and follow in our notebooks.I am a facilitator and fellow traveler. You are the expert on your life story.Prompts will be released every week on Thursdays (formerly Sundays) to support weekend writing. We continue throughout the year.$7 per month or $75 one-time for 52 weeks of prompts delivered via email in a printable pdf and ePub collection.

Hello, I am Kathy Donchak.I’m a mom, wife, writer, guide, and nature lover living in Texas.My lifelong relationship with the natural world began in childhood. I wander, wonder, and write in preserves, parks, gardens, trails, slopes, lakes, and in our backyard. It is through this reciprocal relationship that I see the seasons of my life and reflect on my journey.Motherhood led me to question how to live and guide another into authentic living. A family where every member could be who they are and how they are.I wanted to understanding why nature was such a grounding, healing, and spiritual place for me.These questions led me down a path to homeschool our boys and complete a doctoral degree in Applied Ecopsychology. Now, eight years later, with teenagers, nature continues to be an integral part of our family life.

Get in touch

Drop me a note and let me know how I can help you reconnect with nature, start a journal, or a form a community circle. I would love to hear from you.
~ Kathy

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