My thirty years of writing in journals, creating poems and healing from childhood traumas was my decision to take the road less travelled to save my life. Scott Peck’s book was my first awareness that I may be able to understand my reality.
Unknowingly, I have been writing my story of finding my voice for thirty years. I was unaware my journey would lead me to read “The Soulful Child, connect with Chloe Gallaway and make a very huge decision to attend her first “Women Who Are Finding Their Voice” writers retreat. Chloe’s life experiences and her ongoing determination to be a genuine vessel for other women’s emergence from darkness into the light makes her unique and special to me. Her writing tools for writing my memoir vary from what we learned we will author for Voices at the writers retreat. Nurturing micro-nutrient meals, early morning yoga (for those who wanted to participate), serene New Mexico ranchland that hosted the largest labyrinth I have ever walked, three daily writing classes holding time to write filled our entire day. Five amazing women from early 40’s to myself at 76, wrote, read, laughed and cried to support one another. We were often led by Spirit to grow and enhance our Warrior Woman Voices. You will read our stories, as well as those of Chloe’s Sedona Writer’s Retreat event being held in January 2019. This book, (which will be published May 2019), will contain our individual story written in a 20-30 page condensed theme and outcome. You don’t have to be an acknowledged writer. If you have a desire to share your story, join our voices in January.
Joan Teagle Brumage, LCSW, LISW, CACII - La Luz, New Mexico
Voices Writers Retreat
September 25 - 30, 2019
Vista Verde Retreat Center - Northern New Mexico
I have worked with Chloe before, read her first book, and am impressed with her desire to assist women in getting their VOICES heard.This was the second retreat I attended with her and it exceeded my expectations; it assisted me in narrowing down my story from many potentials. It additionally helped me to see the specific "gold" at the end of my Heroines journey!Chloe works first from emotions and then to organization. This method allowed me to deepen my connection with myself and the story antagonists; my emotions were indicators of what was most important. Doing this work in a group was helpful in addressing fears of speaking my truth. There is no belittling in Chloe's writing groups, just very supportive suggestions.
Connie C. Cox, LCSW
The Trio Leading the VOICES Movement
Chloe Rachel Gallaway
Author and Intuitive Writing Coach Chloe Rachel Gallaway is the founder of The Winged River Writer and author of The Soulful Child, Twelve Years In The Wilderness (published September 23, 2017), a memoir of her life growing up through age twelve in the wilderness of Northern New Mexico. Chloe’s unusual life of growing up deeply connected to nature and spirit has led her to a unique process of intuitively connecting to writing. The writing of her memoir became the foundation for her business and empowered her to become a warrior for helping others to find the truth in their story. She knows firsthand about moving through pain and finding joy on the other side, by embracing one’s authentic self and finding the power in their voice!
As a mentor and facilitator of the writing process, Chloe is unlike anyone in the industry. She combines her experience of growing up in the wilderness with her training in mindfulness tools and literary writing techniques to deliver a powerful process of self-transformation and empowerment through writing. She helps her people move from fear to courage, and from doubt to confidence, in mastering the dance between craft and intuition.
Jess Tomlinson has been leading women's movements in the realms of self-development, entrepreneurship and spirituality for nearly a decade. Her greatest passion is unleashing a woman's authentic self-expression, then channeling that expression through the body and voice to become more visible in life and business. With over 10 years leading branding and marketing for the largest luxury magazine publisher and world's most profitable airline, Jess now focuses her genius in supporting women to become Video Vixens! She believes every woman can become a Radiantpreneur, and has helped thousands of people by working with private clients, leading workshops, speaking on international stages, facilitating retreats in Bali and co-producing/hosting 3 Las Vegas TEDx Women events. Her own visibility has led to Jess being featured for her expert advice on multiple media interviews, including NPR alongside Byron Katie as well as on the live NBC TV Show, Vegas, Inc. She was also named one of the Top 5 Empowered Entrepreneurs in Luxury Las Vegas Magazine. At the end of the day, Jess enjoys the simple pleasures of life, giving back through her chosen charity, The Waterbearers; traveling and exploring the outdoors with her sweetie and biz partner, Ben; and melting into a delicious meal and glass of wine. Other interesting facts about me: I've recorded and posted over 300 videos. I've reached more than 60,000 video views. I was broadcasted on FB Live to tens of thousands from a New Zealand Stadium stage. I've lived with a pre-Maori tribe (The Waitaha) where the "chief" is an advisor to the Dalai Lama.
Penelope Love is the publisher of Citrine Publishing nestled up in the mountains of North Carolina. As a professional editor since 1997, she first edited for Barnes & Noble and Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) of Chicken Soup for the Soul before evolving to an independent editor and publisher for dozens of books published both traditionally and independently. Throughout her career she has fashioned dozens of books on the creative and business sides, dimensions that coalesce in Citrine Publishing. Academically, Penelope was recognized as an Outstanding Master’s Graduate by the University of Florida, where her published research pioneered innovative strategies that unleash the printed word within our contemporary digital landscape. Her refined combination of industry sophistication and creative vision supports compelling new authors on the road from inspiration to publication. Penelope is known by authors as a genuine professional who cares and is attentive to the little things, the details of the publishing process that bring a book to life. A true enthusiast of the written word, she works with cutting-edge authors desiring an authentic partnership and a steady, grounded hand to hold in this ever-evolving industry. With her own memoir forthcoming in 2018, she recognizes the transformational power of “personal” storytelling and she delivers enchanting creativity and compassion to every writer’s unique process of awakening on their path to publication.
I can remember my first-grade teacher saying, "Ildiko, I can't wait to read the first book you publish!" I knew writing a book was something I wanted to accomplish, yet the thought of it was daunting to me. If I had started writing my book in the way that is my natural preference, I would have come up with an outline, started fleshing out the outline, and then proceeded to write systematically every day. And my book would have put people to sleep!
Chloe's intuitive approach made all the difference in the world to writing my book. During our sessions she gave me writing prompts that drew out the very best of me, and helped me to connect to my story. She also helped me with the craft of writing and provided encouragement and support along the way. Before I knew it, I had a rough manuscript ready for the next step in the editing and publishing process. The essayist, short-story writer, and editor Joseph Epstein wrote "81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them — and should write it." If you're one of that 81 percent, then having Chloe in your corner will help you get there!
- Ildiko Oravecz
The Voices Retreat was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I did not consider myself a writer, but have always loved hearing and working through the power of sharing your story. I believe there are no accidents in life and I met Chloe for a reason that is unfolding as we speak. She has introduced me to a craft of how to tell my story that can help others through connecting within my mind, body, and soul. I was intimidated, nervous, but excited to learn from her intuitive writing style. I left nourished, confident, and accomplished with the tools to complete my story and share with the world. The environment provided including the support of amazing nutrition, restorative yoga, healing hands, and an incredible videographer team is the icing on the cake! If you are considering an opportunity to share your story this is the retreat for you! We were a group of women of all ages, backgrounds, and variety of stories to share but all connected at heart center. Thank you Chloe for this opportunity that forever has changed my life.
- Lori Cheramie, Social Marketer Modere