Journal Council Members

Sheila Bender

Sheila Bender is the founder and publisher of, a resource community for those who write from personal experience. She is the author of the poetry collection, Behind Us the Way Grows Wider, the prose memoir A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief and many books on writing, including Sorrow's Words: ... Read More >>

2018-06-04T12:33:55-07:00August 21st, 2017|

Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than fifty books, among them Overcoming Your Difficult Family, The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, Life Purpose Boot Camp, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Why Smart People Hurt, Coaching the Artist Within, Ten Zen Seconds, Humane Helping, A Writer’s San Francisco and A Writer’s ... Read More >>

2019-08-19T11:46:19-07:00July 26th, 2017|

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore brings her passion for poetry and for writing as a spiritual and wellness practice to the Writing Life Circles she offers in Nanaimo, British Columbia and beyond. As a poet, writer, writing mentor and circle leader, she has twenty years of experience writing in community and finds great delight in seeing people ... Read More >>

2021-02-18T09:46:03-08:00July 26th, 2017|

Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., November 3rd, 1937 – November 28th, 2022

We honour the work and memory of Lucia Capacchione, PhD, who sadly left this world on November 28th, 2022. Lucia was a Registered Art Therapist (AATA), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), workshop leader, trainer, and best-selling author of twenty self-help books and educational student guides. Her bestselling books include The Creative Journal, The Power of Your Other ... Read More >>

2023-01-02T17:18:52-08:00July 26th, 2017|


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