The pen can be a machete carving a trail through life’s overgrown jungle. Writing is a simple but mighty tool that is accessible, inexpensive, and immediate. A daily practice keeps you sane, centered, and creative. The physical act of writing, without over-thinking, allows your brain to empty into your hand and onto the page, seamlessly. Writing captures a happy time, soothes an angry heart, releases you from struggle, plumbs the depths to remember who you are, offers clarity in an overwhelming moment, charts a course of action, serves as a record of where you’ve been, or creates a goal to orient you to your internal Guiding Star. You will be shown practices that keep the internal evil editor at bay and get you writing. Find balance and creativity through a series of writing prompts, exercises, oral writing, guided meditation, free writes, readings, and forays into the inspirational beauty of Esalen. Purposeful writing keeps you in touch with yourself while you’re on the wild mythical ride called life.