A 30-day, online, guided-journaling event. The challenge includes 3 live-streamed instructional workshops and 30 days of writing prompts.

2020 has already been quite a historic whirlwind. From the anxiety and isolation riddled coronavirus pandemic to the uproar and outrage-inducing social justice crisis underlying the Black Lives Matter movement, we've experienced a stress level this year that few of us were prepared to cope with.

This workshop is designed to help you address the overwhelming cluster of emotions that are ever-present right now. Participants will complete thirty days of mindful journaling exercises including three 1-hour, online instructional writing workshops, and daily guided writing prompts.

This class is for you if:

* you're in need of a light-hearted, expressive vehicle to aide your healing process and channel your thoughts and feelings;

* you're looking to create a time capsule to commemorate the history-making events of 2020;

* you're tired of sitting on the couch, watching tv and are looking for a more creative, productive use of your time;

* you're interested in incorporating writing into your daily routine.

3 instructional workshops included*:

- Tuesday, July 14,  12:00 - 1:00 pm - Introduction to Mindful Journaling

- Tuesday, July 28,  12:00 - 1:00 pm - Midpoint Check-In

- Wednesday, August 12,  12:00 - 1:00 pm - Wrap-Up

* sessions will be held on Zoom. Access information will be provided in advance of the start of the challenge.

3 sessions 
7/14, 7/28, 8/12
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Or, call (347) 903-3354


Stuart teaches improvisation and storytelling at 3rd Wind Network

Stuart Nager will be your guide in this program. He has over 25 years of improv performing, directing, and teaching. Stuart created The Brothers Grinn, an interactive improvisational storytelling theater group, that ran for 12 years and brought thousands of smiles to audiences young and old. Stuart is 100% creative. On stage since the age of six through college and beyond. He is a certified NYS Theater Teacher and holds two Master's degrees: one in Educational Theater and the other in Oral Traditions and Writing. Stuart has had several stories in e-publications and will be published in a SciFi anthology in 2020.

3WN:  How did you get started in this industry?

Stuart:  I've been on stage since I was 6 years old: King Solomon at the Grand Concourse Y in the Bronx. Writing stories also began early, beyond school assignments.  Becoming a Teaching Artist,  I combined all three loves: Improv, Storytelling, and Writing.

3WN:  What is your teaching philosophy?

Stuart: I believe that once you've set the foundations, you learn more by doing. There are many ways to get students involved. I try to make it a safe space as well as a fun learning experience. Flexibility is key in all I do.

3WN:  What is your point of view about your art?

Stuart:  "No" and "I can't" are replaced by "Yes, I can!" I stress to never compare yourself or work to anyone else, classmate or professional. Writing, acting, singing, dancing and painting are all creative aspects that should be allowed to grow, especially if the person loves the art form.