Create a life worth examining.  2024 Enrollment is now open.


Cohort #14 : February 7, 2024 - March 20th, 2024 via ZOOM ; Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30 pm MST

Our most popular extended workshop, Writing the Good Life helps people forge more joyful lives. For (1) people in transition, (2) people who are resigning or retiring, or (3) lifelong learners who want the accountability of a real-time community, this workshop helps us live a life worth examining. Over 10 contact hours, optional 1-on-1 meetings with Sean, we'll build a small, supportive community that engages the following key questions:

⭐  How do we start and keep a journaling habit that improves our mental and emotional health ? (Week 1, on PRESENCE)

⭐  What is our version of a good life, and how can writing help us actualize it? (Week 2, on PURPOSE)

⭐   How do we author our own authentic success story for work, life, wealth, and health? (Week 3, on PLAY)

⭐  How can writing help us create worthwhile and enjoyable experiences? (Week 4, on PROTOTYPES)  

⭐  How can we use writing to connect with ourselves, connect with others, and, hopefully, make the world a better place?  (Week 5, on PEOPLE)

⭐  How can writing deepen and enrich our relationships?  (Week 6, on PROCESS)

⭐  How can writing help us transition into new ways of being, design better lives, and develop more rewarding careers? (Week 7, on CHOOSING HAPPINESS)


WEEK 1:  PRESENCE: Zen Philosophy and Free-Writing to Know Thyself  

⭐  How do we start and keep a writing habit that improves our mental and emotional health?

WEEK 2:  PURPOSE: Identity, Success, and Why You’re Here  

⭐  How can writing help us actualize our version of a good life?

WEEK 3:  PLAY: Wayfinding with Energy, Attention, and the power of Synchronicity

⭐   How can we write to expand our possibilities in work, life, health, and wealth?

WEEK 4:  PROJECTS: Odyssey Plans and Existential Life-Design Experiments, Iterations and Curiosity

⭐  How can we write to create more meaningful and enjoyable experiences?

WEEK 5:  PEOPLE : Creating Healthy and Nourishing Connections with Prototype Conversations

⭐  How can we write to connect with ourselves and others?

WEEK 6:  PROCESS : Collaborating with Ikigai Growth Mindsets

⭐  How can we write to enrich our collaborative relationships?

WEEK 7:  PERSPECTIVE : Choosing Happiness and Developing Failure Immunity

⭐  How can we write to transition into new ways of being so that we can design more joyful lives?

Wisdom Workshop Learning Cycle:

This course explores mindful writing as a tool to help us clarify, design, and live happier, more joyful lives.

Participants will develop (or strengthen) a rewarding daily writing habit that can help us get unstuck -- to better understand who we are and what we are meant to do.

As we write to create to reflect and connect, we will take concrete steps towards more meaningful work and/or bring more meaning to the work we already have.

As we inquire, design, and take practical steps towards better health, work, play, and relationships, we will finish the course with healthier relationships to the power writing for a good life. The container will also provide space for emergent learning and/or greater accountability toward a personal passion project.

Teachers, facilitators, coaches, or other professionals can request a certification of completion for up to 45 CE/PD hours in leadership development.

For a full course outline, see syllabus here.


Sean Waters, M.A. in Philosophy (2008); M.A. in Education (2012). Founded the Wisdom Workshop in 2021. With 17+ years of teaching experience at the university level, he cultivates a contagious love of teaching, learning, and reading. He is excited to help you flourish and is committed to creating a learning environment inclusive of all learners. Feel free to email Sean at or schedule a 15-minute curiosity call with Sean to see if this unique learning experience is a good fit for you.

Strongly Recommended Texts For First-Timers:  
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life - Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (2016).
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within - Natalie Goldberg (1986).
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path For Higher Creativity - Julia Cameron (1992).

$ 695.00 USD
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