You have a story that’s powerful and personal. What would happen if you shared it?

These online coaching sessions will help you discover your own life stories—and why it’s worth the risk trying to share them with the world.   Whether your story is unsettling or inspiring, you can use it to gain insight, challenge stereotypes and bias, and to upend the confines of convention. Explore the possibilities of Spiritual Life Story Work with author and educator 

Susan Scott


Do you feel called to write? Are you wondering how to start?

Each Spiritual Life Writing webinar introduces you to authors who have felt like you.

Our guests to date include: Deborah Cardiff, Donna Costa, Lana Cullis, Gloria Fern, Liz Fryer, Meharoona Ghani, Tamara Jong, Jónína Kirton, Vickie MacArthur, Lindy Mechefske, Heather Mason Murray, Lori Sebastianutti, and Betsy Warland.

Several of these are writers and poets interested in reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir. You can find examples of their work in Body & Soul, a collection of candid first-person accounts that get people talking openly and frankly about lived experiences with spirit.

Like sexuality, spirituality is often seen as private. Is it any wonder then that something powerful happens when we find a language to express ourselves, and when we listen, really listen, to each other?

Do you have a story? We would love to hear it, and to support your speaking out.

For examples of life writing as an art form, as social justice outreach, and as healing ministry, visit my website.

Until then, write your heart out

~ Susan Scott


Spiritual Life Story Writing

  2023 sessions:  

Wednesday February 15th

Wednesday May 17th

Wednesday Aug 16th

Wednesday Nov 15th 


These sessions allow you to reflect on your life and uncover hidden truths and patterns. Get to know yourself, connect with others more authentically, initiate healing, and discover life-changing gifts.

Let us help you write in ways that bring freedom and meaning–to yourself and others.


SUSAN SCOTT is an author and editor focused on reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir—deeply personal stories with the power to enlighten minds, educate hearts and to heal across the generations. To learn more about Susan, visit her website at

Susan is a Great Lakes writer attuned to story, spirit, self, and culture. Susan founded the Spiritual Life Writing webinars in 2020. To learn more about this unsung genre, see her latest book, Body & Soul—award-winning essays on unorthodox approaches to the sacred. Susan can be reached at Visit Susan’s website at

Please, share this invite with others who want an authentic writing practice. Each session is free, and includes a writing exercise. The presentation segment of each session is recorded, and posted on YouTube and on Awakening Spirituality’s website.

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.


19 – “Lost Objects: From Erasure to Belonging

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17 – “The Art of Self-Editing”

16 – Seeking While Questioning

15 – The Promises We Carry

14 – “Spiritual Life Writing with Susan Scott & Sheniz Janmohamed”

13 – Written By the Land by Isabella Mori

12 – Grieving Re-imagined with Tamara Jong

11 -The Cosmic Script






9 – When the Body Feels Safe

8 – When the Ancestors Come Calling

Penny Allport

7 – How Shall We Speak of the Dead?

Penny Allport

6 – Poet’s Corner

5 – Faulty Towers: Choose Your Building Blocks

4 – Spring Into Action: Yep, It’s Time to Make a Plan

3 – The Butcher, The Baker, The Troublemaker: Using Family History to Tell Your Story

2 – Pen, Paper, Vision, Dream: Opening to Mystery

1 – Spiritual Life Story Writing with Susan Scott