Reimagine Your Story
For years now — decades probably — you’ve been walking through the world with an old story in your head.
I’m not good enough.
I have nothing to offer to the world.
Why am I always saying the wrong thing? Perpetually late? Missing deadlines?
People perceive me as successful, but if they only knew what a mess I really am.
You’re probably not aware that you’re telling yourself this story. You’ve been blaming yourself for not being good enough for years. If you stumble and struggle, it must be your fault, right?
It’s not your fault.
You’ve been listening to old stories in your head, the ones created for you by your family of origin, this unkind culture, or the people in your life who have hurt you.
Those stories are limiting to your continued growth and well-being.
You need someone who can listen, type fast, ask good questions, and write the reimagined story of who you are.
I’m that woman.
Share your story with a deeply empathetic listener and skilled writer.
When was the last time someone listened to you, deeply?
Have you ever had someone listen to you while she stays present, on purpose, without judgment?
Have you ever had someone write the story of who you are now, based on your own words, the patterns of language, and the stories that arose from those sessions?
Can you imagine what it might be like to have a skilled facilitator see you clearly, then let you read your story as an observer?
Externalizing your story can allow you the space to see yourself as you are, instead of living the old stories that have been dragging you down.
Having someone else offer you this generous clarity can help you start to see who you are, right now.
I would love to help you with this.
Facilitating this process for women is one of my greatest joys in the world.
Here’s how we will work together.
You and I will work on this on Zoom, in 4 90-minute conversations.
You talk and I type, listening to your story, asking questions about your story, your values, and what gives you joy. I type fast. I’ll listen, stay present, and hold the space for you to feel safe being vulnerable.
You talk and I type, listening to you, asking you questions about the people and communities who inspire you. We’ll also talk about some of the hard stuff. What don’t you like doing? What’s hard for you? What are the impediments in your path? I’ll listen, stay present, and hold the space for you to feel safe being vulnerable.
Together, we’ll go through my draft of your new story. We’ll talk through it, change what doesn’t feel right to you, and discuss the details. Then, I’ll read you the story of you, the new story.
I’ll ask you to read that story out loud, to yourself and people who love you, every day for a week until we meet again.
We’ll talk together about how this new story of you sits in your skin. Does it feel accurate? Does it feel possible? What might you do with your life with this new understanding of who you are?
Would you like to reimagine your story?
Send me an email at
We’ll set up a conversation.
That’s where we’ll discuss rates and talk more about the process.
Looking forward to talking with you soon,
WRITING WITH — a writers’ group for women who love creating stories.
Imagine being in a community of women who love to write stories, without the need for approval. Women who love language and the chance to explore their own minds by putting together sentences and paragraphs that start to make sense. Over time in this community, you become friends. You support each other. You remember each other’s stories.
WRITING WITH is an ongoing writers’ group for women who want to learn to love the questions and write their stories.
This ongoing writing group, which meets in person every week, is facilitated by Shauna M. Ahern, who has published five books much loved by thousands and thousands of readers. She’s a lifelong writer, an editor, and a skilled facilitator.
In this writing group, we don’t talk about publication or recognition. We give ourselves — and each other — the gift of writing our stories every day, to see what emerges. And then we meet on Saturday afternoons in person to read, share, and listen.
Give this kindness to yourself.
Contact Shauna at email@example.com to hear the details and sign up now.