Fearless Living: A Writing Workshop
This workshop is designed for those of us who love to explore, stretch ourselves in new ways, and are ready to release a fear that’s been holding us back. Writing creates a space for us to process our experiences in a way that we hadn’t before and uncover new insights. We’ll enjoy interactive activities, and learn how to release our fears through our bodies and out onto paper.
During this workshop we will:
- Clarify our fear through guided writing activities
- Explore where we are holding fear
- Uncover insights about our past and present experiences
- Create a new vision of what’s next
After completing the workshop we are left freed from seeing our fear in the way that we had before. Our energy moves, along with the story we had built about our situation. Past participants have written for major publications, launched their own blogs, or continued to write in their journals. Others have simply enjoyed trying something new. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity for Q & A.
“As I am on this intense but fulfilling journey of self-discovery, finding my soul’s purpose in life has led me to travel writing, as I am a life-long travel enthusiast. Fortunately, this journey has also led me to Pink Pangea. When I saw the information for the workshop titled “A Woman’s Worth”, I instantly knew I had to register.” — Jen Lucas
“This workshop helped me and lit an inner flame, especially as a writer whose passion lies in writing memoirs. Not only did I call both of my grandmothers after this workshop to ask them about life in their 20s, but I took an honest look at myself as my 20s are shortly coming to an end. Have I done enough, have I made my imprint on the world as a woman writer? Are there more stories I have to tell? Thank you, Pink Pangea, for another eye (and heart) opening writing workshop.” — Raquel Reyes
“I came out of it a different person than I went in…[Jaclyn] made us linger in our discomfort long enough to compel us to make a change. In fact, she had to relinquish control in order for it to be a catalyst. That’s a mark of a great teacher.” – Stephen Elliot
About the Facilitator
Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea. Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.
An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities. Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. Each year, Jaclyn leads writing retreats in Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Israel. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.
Jaclyn holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. She is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America Central America and Southeast Asia.
Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.
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