News in January 2015

Written by Michelle Tocher on .

Meeting Andersen's Snowman

reflective-snowmanOver the holiday season I found myself absolutely smitten by the snowman in Hans Christian Andersen's story. At first I didn't know it was HIMSELF. I just started painting cards to give with the gifts I had made. One after another, the snowmen came.

Then Jen Berghage, who completed the WonderLit program several months ago, suggested I check out zazzle.com. I did, and before I knew it, I had made cards. The wonders of modern technology! I got so inspired that I also made a WonderLit T-shirt. You can find them here. And hey, all you artists out there, you might be inspired to make your own zazzle cards or products, and if you do, please let me know!

To express how I encountered the Snowman, I wrote a poem called Letter to a Snowman, which you can find in my December blog

A Time of Reflection

As some of you know, I live with a chronic condition known as "fibromyalgia" which sometimes makes it very hard to offer workshops and get out there to tell stories as much as I would wish. In the last six months I've been doing a physical rehab program and taking the opportunity to do some deep inquests. I've been following the WonderLit process to investigate the story Catherine and Her Destiny and explore the subject of happiness. Happiness has been a huge subject for me, as I've experienced a lot of physical pain in my lifetime, and I have had many questions about what "happy ever after" truly is. What a rich exploration it has been. I cannot emphasize enough the worth of going into a "calling story" and following the thread of the path! 

That being said, I do want to say that I'm here for those of you who are following your own paths. I'm available for coaching, in person or by phone or Skype. Drop me a line if you want to make arrangements.

Not Sure You Want to Dive In? Then Take a Dip!

As of November 1, 2014, we've been offering WonderLit to you in a way that I hope will be more accessible if you just want to dip into mythic waters. We're offering the WARM UP package for six months, which means that you can do a shorter exploration of a story. By the end of the four chapters, you'll be able to retell your story, you'll understand why it speaks to you, and you'll see the underlying myth the story is challenging. mermaid-and-fish

If you want to do all the levels of the WonderLit course, you can take the JOURNEY package, which will give you all three parts of the course for a year. WonderLit takes you through three levels, each one deeper than the last, and I can say from personal experience that life becomes much more interesting when you're walking with a story that's playing in the background. It's definitely an antidote to boredom or lack of inspiration!

So, if you're circling around WonderLit, consider doing the WARM UP. You'll also get access to the Forum where you can share your writings and thoughts with other WonderLit subscribers.

Want More Information?

If you'd like more information on WonderLit or the courses that are being offered, don't hesitate to contact me.