Six-Word Memoir

Watch the video and try it! If you hit on a story that wants to be told, tell the back-story.

 If you want more inspiration, watch here!

Combine your six words with pictures. Like here!


Afraid to write the wrong poems.
Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Love, pray, wait on God's time.
Kelly Bonnickson

I never believed this would happen.
Kailey Zitaner

the stroke aged me, in reverse
Alizabeth Rasmussen

My. pace. is so different…SEE?
Radall Hogue

Striving to remain childLIKE not -ish
Mingo Reynolds

I can do it in five.
John Carroll

Alone, stiller than a swallowed breath.
Kaitlin Moore



In week two, we are exploring Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way.

1. What's the difference between creativity and spirituality, to you?

2. Think of some ways to take you Inner Artist on a date. Go crazy with ideas!

Extra Credit!

A podcast from Julia talking about her new book: It's Never Too Late to Start Again. (Amazon link)


Week Three & Four: Infinite possibilities

Daily Om Article


  1. What do you know about your mom’s pregnancy? Tell or make up the story.
  2. Now that you're an adult, do you see anything (either good or bad), that could have been inherited, as ways of being in the world?
  3. "Name" Poetry


    Dad, who was a man in love, a unexpected baby, a shotgun wedding, and
    all this when he was going blind,
    Although, I was much too young to remember it…or was I?
    Vacancy behind his eyes was the start of it, not the end. Now,
    I know. But I was child then, kid-fears ruled, stealing my
    Days, precious years.

Week Five: Lidia Yuknavitch: The beauty of being a misfit

Prompts BEFORE you watch:

Define “Misfit.”

What do you think the word means?

When do you feel it most? Or, do you not feel it at all?

More prompts for the quote below:

What line makes you squirm most?

What line do you believe most?

Can you embrace both?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Looking back at your life, what inspires to you to evolve and grow your creativity? Is it a straight line, or a windy thing, or a jigsaw puzzle?

What was one thing that made you challenge your assumptions about life?

What do you see looking at YOUR "Mountain of Wisdom?"

Week Seven: Taking in the Good by Rick Hanson


1. Take a negative thought you've had today and ask yourself whether it’s true? 

2. The human mind has a way of looking at things negatively, because our brain has many parts…do you have any thoughts on how to consciously counteract it with good thoughts?

3. Write down 3 small things you’re grateful for today? 

Week Eight: