The practice offers a way to get centered, stay in the present moment, and (literally) take life one step at a time.

Twenty years ago, I found myself in unfamiliar territory: I was about to relocate to a new city where I had no friends, move in with my fiancée, and start my first full-time job. While I was excited about this season of possibilities, I also felt an undercurrent of anxiety…


How noticing things that delight and move me enriches my life

Turning 50 last June inspired me to begin a new spiritual practice: simply making note of all of the different kinds of art, nature, and community that inspire me through each month. …


During the Pandemic, I discovered a new direction for writing and teaching

Born Writing Stories

Like many writers, telling stories has been a vital part of who I am for as long as I can remember. I spent most of my early childhood making up plays and puppet shows with my dolls. I was fortunate to have an eager grandmother, who had studied theater in…


Yom Kippur for me-and I’m guessing for many of you-feels like a hard day to access. Even as someone who is actively engaged with Jewish spiritual learning and ritual in my own life, I struggle to connect with the traditions and meanings of Yom Kippur. Maybe it has to do…


Join us for gentle writing prompts, poetry, music & more, focusing on the richness and beauty of Autumn

Over the summer, I was so delighted to launch Feed Your Spirit Writing and had the opportunity to engage almost 50 participants in both one-time workshops and also a 4-part ‘deep dive’ series. It was great fun writing and learning with all of you who joined us!

Today, I am…


How the practice of noticing joy through the month increases my joy

Turning 50 in June inspired me to begin a new spiritual practice: simply making note of all of the different kinds of art, nature, and community that inspire me through each month. Many of us experience time as ‘moving too fast’ and especially after living through the Groundhog Day-like experience…


What I’ve learned 40 years in to living with Type 1 diabetes

When I was ten years old, weeks went by when I woke up through the night to go to the bathroom and guzzle water from the warm faucet we used to rinse our mouths after teeth brushing. My mother knew something was wrong. We went to the doctor where I…


JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images

The month of Elul is here! It’s a time leading up to Rosh Hashanah when we have the opportunity to tune in to our spiritual concerns, reflect on our dreams and challenges over the year that’s gone by, and consider areas for change and growth…


by Tali Torres

I have recently launched Feed Your Spirit Writing, online workshops focusing on the intersection of writing and spiritual growth. I am so excited to share a beautiful piece of writing from one of my first writing intensive participants, Tali Torres.

While I was growing up, I always listened to my…


One of my new spiritual practices is to notice all of the different things in art, nature and community that move and inspire me through the month. I keep a list going in my journal and then enjoy reflecting on my favorite experiences at the end of the month. …

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Writer, Educator, Mom. Disability advocate. Dog Lover. Teaching online workshops at the intersection of writing + spiritual growth. www.gabriellekaplanmayer.com

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