Parent-Adult Child Dynamics for Writers, featuring Gail Warner (Brooke’s mom)

Jul 31, 2023

Gail Warner

This week’s show takes on an age-old topic—that of all the ways family’s feelings, impressions, and reactions play a role in our writing. No relationship is more complex and multilayered than that of the parent and adult child, which is why Brooke wanted to bring on her mom, Gail Warner, as a guest to discuss writing and how the act of self-expression is not an isolated experience. We have considerations, many of which involve our family—and this episode opens that conversation between one mother and daughter. It’s also the final episode of the fifth year of Write-minded, for which Grant conjures up an imagined parade to celebrate.


Gail Warner, MA, MFT, is the author of “Weaving Myself Awake: Voicing the Sacred through Poetry,” a collection of poems that she began writing to express her journey into her own strength, the feminine, and the sacred. In 1994, she founded a retreat center named Pine Manor where for nearly 30 years facilitated countless groups and collaborated with many teachers and healers to provide a rich variety of deeply healing and reflective offerings. In addition to developing Pine Manor, She’s been a psychotherapist for more than 45 years.

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