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Writing + Podcasts + Upcoming Events

October 27–28, 2023 in Brentwood, TN

Explore your own story more deeply as you develop greater insight and tools to engage the stories of others with courage and care.


During the online retreat, you will receive daily emails containing spiritual practices, audio and visual meditations, videos and prayers designed to restore and nourish your soul.



Vanessa hosts conversations at the intersection of spiritual formation and racial justice. 


Read Vanessa's essays, poetry and spoken word at Red Tent Living, an online women's magazine. 


Speaking Topics

I'd love to chat with you about speaking at your next event or gathering.
Below are various topics I enjoy engaging with.

Notebook and Pen

Narrative Trauma Care &
The Power of Story

Wheat Field

Group Spiritual Direction

House Plants and Candle

Spiritual Practices 

Image by Sabri Tuzcu

Ritual & Meaning Making


Somatic Wisdom
as Resilience 

Green Forest

Story Groups & Workshops 

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