Narrative Healing with Lisa Weinert

Narrative Healing with Lisa Weinert Helping writers (re)connect to their bodies Born and raised in New York City, I’m one of five children and the daughter of a writer. I came of age in book culture.
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I pursued publishing right out of college because I was, and still am, inspired by the power of narrative to transform.

In 2002 I began my career in the heart of investigative journalism at The Nation magazine, which was founded by abolitionists and is the oldest weekly magazine in the United States. It was post-9/11 New York, and as the first web intern I got to cover anti-war protests and prot

I pursued publishing right out of college because I was, and still am, inspired by the power of narrative to transform.

In 2002 I began my career in the heart of investigative journalism at The Nation magazine, which was founded by abolitionists and is the oldest weekly magazine in the United States. It was post-9/11 New York, and as the first web intern I got to cover anti-war protests and prot

Life is better in pairs, especially if your pair has four legs.
07/06/2021

Life is better in pairs, especially if your pair has four legs.

Life is better in pairs, especially if your pair has four legs.

New York City subway wisdom.
07/06/2021

New York City subway wisdom.

New York City subway wisdom.

It's with a great deal of joy and gratitude that I'm sharing a little milestone with you. Yoga Journal ran a glowing fea...
06/30/2021

It's with a great deal of joy and gratitude that I'm sharing a little milestone with you. Yoga Journal ran a glowing feature on Narrative Healing this week! (see bio)
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As many of you know, I’ve spent the past seven years pouring everything I have into growing Narrative Healing. It started out with me alone in my apartment, wriggling around in simple yoga poses and scribbling my way through a recovery from a terrible diagnosis and surgery; then grew into a final project for my yoga teacher training; flourished in programs I developed at places like Kripalu; and then unfolded into our thriving online community and rich array of live offerings during COVID.
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The process has filled me with so much joy and purpose over the years, and also brought me to my knees more than a few times. But after years of taking things one step at a time, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the community we are building together. Over the years, hundreds of beautiful creative souls have walked this path together in various forms: whether it’s sharing in the online community; joining Narrative Healing Labs and other live, mind-body writing classes and retreats, or completing our immersive Narrative Healing Mastermind or six-month Accountability Program.
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Thank you so much for this honor, Yoga Journal, it's thrilling to be covered in pages that have featured so many of my heroes; and to Elizabeth Marglin for this deeply thoughtful piece. I'm so appreciative. It’s a great honor and joy to serve you and I’m excited to continue to grow this community together.
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With love, Lisa
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@apoemrunsthroughit @yogajournal
@narrativehealing

My second favorite thing about this shot is It was taken a couple blocks away from my old stomping grounds Random House ...
06/25/2021

My second favorite thing about this shot is It was taken a couple blocks away from my old stomping grounds Random House where I worked for nearly eleven years as a publicist and editor and never once sported this outfit or pose.

My favorite thing about this shot is my fabulous friend @reneechoiphotography took it early on in her illustrious career. It was so much fun!m and she is and has always been an INSPIRATION!! 💗💗
(See post: @narrativehealing )

My second favorite thing about this shot is It was taken a couple blocks away from my old stomping grounds Random House where I worked for nearly eleven years as a publicist and editor and never once sported this outfit or pose.

My favorite thing about this shot is my fabulous friend @reneechoiphotography took it early on in her illustrious career. It was so much fun!m and she is and has always been an INSPIRATION!! 💗💗
(See post: @narrativehealing )

This week's events are calling your name 👀👇🗓 Sunday, 6/20 @ 6pm: Rest & Restore🗓 Monday, 6/21 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing ...
06/20/2021

This week's events are calling your name 👀👇

🗓 Sunday, 6/20 @ 6pm: Rest & Restore
🗓 Monday, 6/21 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs
🗓 Tuesday, 6/22 @ 6pm: Narrative Healing Live
🗓 Friday, 6/25 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs

What events are you signed up for?

*All events scheduled in EST.

“ You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” - W Bruce Cameron ❤️❤️Happy Father’s Day @barr...
06/20/2021

“ You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” - W Bruce Cameron

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Happy Father’s Day @barrysutton ! Stella and I won the dog dad lottery with you and we love you so much, You are the very best father to this little one - always loving, patient, sweet, kind, fun, gentle and protective. Over the past 3 plus years you two have become the best buds ever and we love you to the moon and back again. 🙏🏽💐😘

Returning home from a challenging few days and NYC delivers this. This is Grace 🙏🏽📷 @barrysutton
06/18/2021

Returning home from a challenging few days and NYC delivers this. This is Grace 🙏🏽

📷 @barrysutton

Returning home from a challenging few days and NYC delivers this. This is Grace 🙏🏽

📷 @barrysutton

The attitude of gratitude can help boost your mental health.When we get into a negative headspace, we like to ground our...
06/16/2021

The attitude of gratitude can help boost your mental health.

When we get into a negative headspace, we like to ground ourselves with gratitude for what we DO have.

Gratitude can help to:

💫 Decrease loneliness
💫 Give a sense of greater purpose
💫 Lowers stress
💫 Increases connection with other people
💫 Decreases depression and anxiety
💫 Increase our creative capacity
💫 Increases overall feeling of serenity
💫 Increases creative spark and inspriation

Here at Narrative Healing, gratitude is a key way we cope and heal throughout our journey, so that's why we've curated our events to help you continue on your literary and healing journey in ways that are beneficial to your mental wellbeing.

Let's practice -- comment below with 2 things (or people!) you are grateful for today.

🖋 Writing Practice 🖋Rewrite a story that's been holding you back from reaching your full potential. Sometimes, until we ...
06/15/2021

🖋 Writing Practice 🖋

Rewrite a story that's been holding you back from reaching your full potential.

Sometimes, until we sit down and reflect on our limiting beliefs, we don't fully understand the impact they can have on hindering our present. Use this practice as an opportunity to rewrite one of these hinderances and see how it might change the outcome of your story...or be the start of a new one.

Comment below how you felt after this exercise. 👇

New weekly event round up below - continuing the month strong!👇🗓 Sunday, 6/13 @ 8pm: Rest & Restore🗓 Monday, 6/14 @ 12pm...
06/13/2021

New weekly event round up below - continuing the month strong!👇

🗓 Sunday, 6/13 @ 8pm: Rest & Restore
🗓 Monday, 6/14 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs
🗓 Thursday, 6/17 @ 5pm: Listening Circle
🗓 Friday, 6/18 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs

Another exciting week of events lined up! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

*All events scheduled in EST.

🖋 Writing Prompt 🖋Describe the part of you that is waiting for you to say yes.This prompt challenges you to look inwards...
06/08/2021

🖋 Writing Prompt 🖋

Describe the part of you that is waiting for you to say yes.

This prompt challenges you to look inwards and really assess what you've been pushing down and pushing off. Unlocking this might help you get to the next level in your literary journey, personal journey, and healing journey.

Did this one come easy to you?👇

Peace by the ocean 🌊I always feel closest to my higher self near water. Here's a spot Stella, my pup, and I visit daily....
06/07/2021

Peace by the ocean 🌊

I always feel closest to my higher self near water. Here's a spot Stella, my pup, and I visit daily. It's my version of prayer.

Where do you go to feel closer to your highest self? It's so beautiful that different places can bring on different emotions and states of being for everyone. Curious to learn more about yours! 👇

Peace by the ocean 🌊

I always feel closest to my higher self near water. Here's a spot Stella, my pup, and I visit daily. It's my version of prayer.

Where do you go to feel closer to your highest self? It's so beautiful that different places can bring on different emotions and states of being for everyone. Curious to learn more about yours! 👇

Wisdom is all around.#i❤️ny
06/07/2021

Wisdom is all around.

#i❤️ny

Wisdom is all around.

#i❤️ny

New schedule starts NOW!👇🗓 Sunday, 6/6 @ 8pm: Rest & Restore🗓 Monday, 6/7 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs🗓 Tuesday, 6/8 @...
06/06/2021

New schedule starts NOW!👇

🗓 Sunday, 6/6 @ 8pm: Rest & Restore
🗓 Monday, 6/7 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs
🗓 Tuesday, 6/8 @ 6pm: Accountability Circle
🗓 Friday, 6/11 @ 12pm: Narrative Healing Labs

Look closely at the schedule - you'll notice we have updated times for each of this week's offerings and will be at these new times going forward. Excited to see you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*All events scheduled in EST.

Leading with your heart 💜One of my favorite poses, the Dropback Back Bend I'm doing here, is all about opening your hear...
06/06/2021

Leading with your heart 💜

One of my favorite poses, the Dropback Back Bend I'm doing here, is all about opening your heart and taking risks. With yoga, we find the posture lends itself to a greater meaning.

When we take risks and lead with our heart, it can make us really vulnerable. Vulnerability can often be an uncomfortable feeling, but it can allow you to lean into how you feel, your instincts, and your faith.

Is there a particular movement you turn to when you need to channel a certain feeling or energy? Let's chat below!

Leading with your heart 💜

One of my favorite poses, the Dropback Back Bend I'm doing here, is all about opening your heart and taking risks. With yoga, we find the posture lends itself to a greater meaning.

When we take risks and lead with our heart, it can make us really vulnerable. Vulnerability can often be an uncomfortable feeling, but it can allow you to lean into how you feel, your instincts, and your faith.

Is there a particular movement you turn to when you need to channel a certain feeling or energy? Let's chat below!

We are back with another Narrative Healing Live! Tune into our upcoming Live chat on Tuesday, June 22th from 6-7pm EST. ...
06/05/2021

We are back with another Narrative Healing Live!

Tune into our upcoming Live chat on Tuesday, June 22th from 6-7pm EST. We'll be chatting with Jessica Kung Dreyfus, Ann Tashi Slater, and Kim Thai. This event is open to all - free for our NH members and $15 for the public.

Jessica, @jkungdreyfus, is an established artist, educator, designer, and founder of @makeconcious and @triveniyoga.

Ann, @anntashislater, is an acclaimed writer, speaker, and traveler.

Kim, @kthai6, is an emmy award winning producer, writer, teacher, and founder of @ganeshspace.

Be sure to tune in for our lively and meaningful conversation about the role our ancestors play in our creative life. Our guests, three incredible Asian-American luminary writers and practitioners, talk about the powerful role their heritage and identity plays into their creative life. We'll discuss the role of listening to ancestoris in a general way and also offer a spiriutal and creative context. Please come with your questions -- we're excited to hold space for a community conversation at the end.

We are back with another Narrative Healing Live!

Tune into our upcoming Live chat on Tuesday, June 22th from 6-7pm EST. We'll be chatting with Jessica Kung Dreyfus, Ann Tashi Slater, and Kim Thai. This event is open to all - free for our NH members and $15 for the public.

Jessica, @jkungdreyfus, is an established artist, educator, designer, and founder of @makeconcious and @triveniyoga.

Ann, @anntashislater, is an acclaimed writer, speaker, and traveler.

Kim, @kthai6, is an emmy award winning producer, writer, teacher, and founder of @ganeshspace.

Be sure to tune in for our lively and meaningful conversation about the role our ancestors play in our creative life. Our guests, three incredible Asian-American luminary writers and practitioners, talk about the powerful role their heritage and identity plays into their creative life. We'll discuss the role of listening to ancestoris in a general way and also offer a spiriutal and creative context. Please come with your questions -- we're excited to hold space for a community conversation at the end.

Introducing: The Narrative Healing Mastermind: A holistic Approach to Your StorytellingJoin us for 8-weeks of immersive ...
06/03/2021

Introducing: The Narrative Healing Mastermind: A holistic Approach to Your Storytelling

Join us for 8-weeks of immersive virtual group workshops designed to guide writers, like yourself, through the stages of developing a book idea from start to finish, all while working within a fellowship of likeminded writers and readers.

Apply now! We are launching week of June 21 -- head to the link in our bio to apply!

P.S. - you can find more information at ,narrativehealing.com/mastermind, in addition to the words of previous fellows!

06/03/2021

PRIDE!!!!!

There used to be a bench here. Sitting under the bench was stellas favorite thing. Then they removed the bench. Old habi...
05/27/2021

There used to be a bench here. Sitting under the bench was stellas favorite thing. Then they removed the bench. Old habits die hard.

#doyourrhing

Photos from Narrative Healing with Lisa Weinert's post
05/27/2021

Photos from Narrative Healing with Lisa Weinert's post

Dear Friends,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Happy Mother’s Day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀One of the unexpected joys of the pandemic has been getting to see my ...
05/09/2021

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Happy Mother’s Day!
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One of the unexpected joys of the pandemic has been getting to see my mother on a regular basis. Although we’ve lived a few miles away from each other most of my life, we’ve rarely seen each other more than a handful of times a year. That is until she became a regular in my weekly zoom classes. It took some getting used to, but zoom by zoom and on the sporadic distanced walk in the park discussing writing and books (she has written nearly 20 and I’m working on my first). we’ve cobbled together a new shared space and connection.
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I wrote a little tribute to her called A Zoom of Our Own on my (new!) blog that I’m excited to share with you (link in bio). This blog will feature posts and practices related to the healing power of storytelling in the body, on the page and in community.
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Hugs and bows, Lisa

Photo: Jill Krementz

Dear Friends,
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Happy Mother’s Day!
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One of the unexpected joys of the pandemic has been getting to see my mother on a regular basis. Although we’ve lived a few miles away from each other most of my life, we’ve rarely seen each other more than a handful of times a year. That is until she became a regular in my weekly zoom classes. It took some getting used to, but zoom by zoom and on the sporadic distanced walk in the park discussing writing and books (she has written nearly 20 and I’m working on my first). we’ve cobbled together a new shared space and connection.
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I wrote a little tribute to her called A Zoom of Our Own on my (new!) blog that I’m excited to share with you (link in bio). This blog will feature posts and practices related to the healing power of storytelling in the body, on the page and in community.
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Hugs and bows, Lisa

Photo: Jill Krementz

Hi friends,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I'm so excited to share I published a personal essay with Human Shift Magazine "From the He...
04/26/2021

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I'm so excited to share I published a personal essay with Human Shift Magazine "From the Heart to the Page" about the origin of Narrative Healing, You can find the n the bio or grab a hard copy soon. I hope you enjoy it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thank you @humanshiftpaper for this opportunity! I love working with you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Love, Lisa

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I'm so excited to share I published a personal essay with Human Shift Magazine "From the Heart to the Page" about the origin of Narrative Healing, You can find the n the bio or grab a hard copy soon. I hope you enjoy it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thank you @humanshiftpaper for this opportunity! I love working with you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Love, Lisa

Change of scenery brings new perspective. Grateful for a few days away in a quiet place to replenish and refocus (thank ...
04/13/2021

Change of scenery brings new perspective. Grateful for a few days away in a quiet place to replenish and refocus (thank you mom for lending me your amazing desk!).

Working on something I’m excited to tell you about soon.... 💫💫

Change of scenery brings new perspective. Grateful for a few days away in a quiet place to replenish and refocus (thank you mom for lending me your amazing desk!).

Working on something I’m excited to tell you about soon.... 💫💫

These are for you.
04/12/2021

These are for you.

These are for you.

Feeling grateful ♥️
03/28/2021

Feeling grateful ♥️

Feeling grateful ♥️

I'm an introvert. It takes me a minute to know how I feel, many more to express how I feel and even more to share how I ...
03/24/2021

I'm an introvert. It takes me a minute to know how I feel, many more to express how I feel and even more to share how I feel with someone else. This is why I need to practice yoga and write constantly. The two bring me closer to myself, they reveal how I am right now. When I know how I feel, and commit to staying with the feeling, I have the potential to truly show up for others, to show empathy, to express solidarity, to love and be loved.

This isn't always easy. The past two weeks have been unbelievably painful and horrific. I am angry and my heart feels shattered witnessing dear friends in agony, the brutal acts of racially and sexually charged murders in Atlanta, the senseless killings in Boulder. The challenge is to stay with our own reactions, rather picking up old habits like treating a hot emotions like hot potatoes and hurling them at someone else, in the 'well meaning' form of care, prayer or even strength or numbing out or escaping in other ways. All that does is separate us from others. We heal by showing our own vulnerability. The soft spots and openings are where we can get out and others can get in.

I'm offering a healing Narrative Healing creative retreat this Sunday, 5 - 7 PM EDT showcasing our full-body full-spirt approach to awakening the healing power of storytelling. I'm honored to feature masterful teachers Brette Popper and Kelly DeAngelis. Together we'll offer a healing storytelling immersion combining breath awareness, narrative healing writing prompts and a sweet and gentle restorative class to leave you refreshed, renewed and connected.

This retreat is free to all Narrative Healing members and we're offering a buy one get one free to the general community. We also have scholarships available, message me if you're interested. Registration links in bio.

Love,
Lisa

I'm an introvert. It takes me a minute to know how I feel, many more to express how I feel and even more to share how I feel with someone else. This is why I need to practice yoga and write constantly. The two bring me closer to myself, they reveal how I am right now. When I know how I feel, and commit to staying with the feeling, I have the potential to truly show up for others, to show empathy, to express solidarity, to love and be loved.

This isn't always easy. The past two weeks have been unbelievably painful and horrific. I am angry and my heart feels shattered witnessing dear friends in agony, the brutal acts of racially and sexually charged murders in Atlanta, the senseless killings in Boulder. The challenge is to stay with our own reactions, rather picking up old habits like treating a hot emotions like hot potatoes and hurling them at someone else, in the 'well meaning' form of care, prayer or even strength or numbing out or escaping in other ways. All that does is separate us from others. We heal by showing our own vulnerability. The soft spots and openings are where we can get out and others can get in.

I'm offering a healing Narrative Healing creative retreat this Sunday, 5 - 7 PM EDT showcasing our full-body full-spirt approach to awakening the healing power of storytelling. I'm honored to feature masterful teachers Brette Popper and Kelly DeAngelis. Together we'll offer a healing storytelling immersion combining breath awareness, narrative healing writing prompts and a sweet and gentle restorative class to leave you refreshed, renewed and connected.

This retreat is free to all Narrative Healing members and we're offering a buy one get one free to the general community. We also have scholarships available, message me if you're interested. Registration links in bio.

Love,
Lisa

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Founded by Lisa Weinert in 2016, Narrative Healing is a program that combines meditation, yoga, and writing to help writers (re)connect to their bodies, and feel empowered to launch their work into the world. We offer personalized holistic literary coaching, as well as unique group workshops, retreats, courses and immersions through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Wesleyan University, and The Authors Guild and others.

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