HELLO!

I’m Tracie Nichols, a facilitator, copyeditor, and poet. My workshops and writing circles are for folks who love words and need respite from the “too much” of life.

I make safe, nourishing writing spaces for when you’re overwhelmed or feeling a bit salty, or way too Eeyore (when you’re usually more Piglet, Pooh, or Tigger.)


I’m really glad you found me. Here are ways I can help:


Remembering Breath: a poetry practice

What is “Remembering Breath” all about?

A daily devotion.
A reverence of words
remembering 
elemental kindness.

Short, quiet, thoughtful, easily identifiable “reverences of words” using the title “Remembering Breath” publishing on my blog and my Substack every few days through the summer.

Saturday Writing: kindness and words

Virtual fire circles where we write and share and laugh and cry and find relief and belonging. 

You are so very welcome to join us.

Copyediting Services: say what you mean

My copyediting and proofreading services go places grammar and spellcheckers can’t, helping small businesses and emerging writers confidently publish clear, accessible, error-free content.

SOME WORDS OF INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT FOR YOU

Writing

Articles and poems inspiring and supporting writing.

  • Full contact listening—writing about it keeps me resilient

    Full contact listening—writing about it keeps me resilient

    When I was little, I was convinced the old white pine tree next to our home and the puffy clouds in the sky were telling each other the most amazing stories. I thought that if I could just figure out the right way to listen, I’d be able to hear them.  Tell me. You’re so […]


  • This is brought to you by the letter “B”: for breath, beginning, burgeoning…

    This is brought to you by the letter “B”: for breath, beginning, burgeoning…

    As I’ve aged, I have more time for tenderness, for the poems that are so earnest they melt your spine a little. I have decided that I am here in this world to be moved by love and to let myself be moved by beauty. I will defend an earnest poem, I will defend beauty. […]


  • Nothing living lives alone

    Nothing living lives alone

    I was paging through a book I love and was paused by this: … in this participative universe, nothing living lives alone. Everything comes into form because of relationship. We are constantly called to be in relationship — to information, people, events, ideas, life. Even reality is created through our participation in relationships. We choose […]


Resilience

Articles and poems supporting your resilience.

  • Remembering Breath: and how much I needed a quiet morning

    Remembering Breath: and how much I needed a quiet morning

    after days of fuss and stir, after being breathed on and pushed along by ant-hill crowds, in a flurry of hurry move shove bruise— to land. here. washed in birdsong. this sweet, small back and forth. held by the tiny, daily rebirth that is morning. What’s “Remembering Breath” all about? A daily devotion. A reverence […]


  • Remembering Breath—and tiny bringers of wonder

    Remembering Breath—and tiny bringers of wonder

    You and I and soft wet air—skin of our skin— and a thousand tiny here and gone lights rise pale and yellow, blur constellations, separate stars from mythologies, repaint the night with mystery and leave wonder in their phosphorescent wake. What’s “Remembering Breath” all about? A daily devotion. A reverence of words remembering elemental kindness. […]


  • Remembering Breath and trusting fire on the Summer Solstice

    Remembering Breath and trusting fire on the Summer Solstice

    The quietest exultation slow spins the wave of me— dip undulate pull rise (long, slow breath) I have space enough to… to… … Trust, fire says. Trust what you have planted. What’s “Remembering Breath” all about? A daily devotion. A reverence of words remembering elemental kindness. I’ll be publishing these “reverences of words” here every […]