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Ingrid Ricks is the author of Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, a New York Times memoir bestseller that was recently acquired by Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House. The book is scheduled for nationwide paperback release January 2014. She is also the author of Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is currently working on a memoir about her yearlong quest to heal her eyesight, and is blogging about her journey at www.determinedtosee.com
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    Monthly Day-Away Memoir Retreats Launch January 26th in Seattle

    Posted on January 10, 2019 by in Featured

    If your New Year’s resolution includes writing your memoir, I’m here to help. I’m launching monthly day-long memoir retreats in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood starting Saturday, January 26th. These comprehensive day-long retreats go from 8:30 AM to 9 PM. They will be held at Sakona at Sunset Hill, the new two-bedroom writing flat my family recently […]

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    What Are You Doing With This Gift Called Life

    Posted on January 3, 2019 by in Featured

    I’ve been pondering this question a lot over the past couple of weeks. Not only because we’ve just emerged from the throws of the season of gift-giving, but because it marks the three-year anniversary of when I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. It’s easy enough to tuck it to the back […]

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    What Are You Grateful For?

    Posted on November 26, 2018 by in Featured

    I’m not just asking this question because it’s the holiday season and the time that we often reflect on things that we are grateful for in our lives. I’m posing it because there’s a direct correlation between gratitude and health and happiness. I’ve learned this lesson in a very personal way over the past six […]

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  • Fall Memoir Writing Retreat: Save $300 Before September 16th

    Posted on September 6, 2018 by in Featured

    If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I’d love to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat this fall at Revel Retreat’s beautiful center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). This is an entire […]

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    Fall Memoir Writing Retreat in Roslyn, WA

    Posted on July 29, 2018 by in Featured

    If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I want to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat November 2 – 4th 2018 at Revel Retreat’s beautiful retreat center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). […]

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    Treat Yourself to Some Daily Self-Love

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Featured

    My friend Jeanne and I have a ritual we kicked off a year ago: we send each other a text sharing our self-love action for the day. Sometimes it’s a walk to the beach, a tea date or a soak in the tub. Other times, it’s as simple as fifteen minutes of chill time. The […]

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  • Write Your Story – And Claim Your Power

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Featured

    If I needed a reminder about the power of personal storytelling, I got it in spades over this past week. I spent Super Bowl weekend at an amazing retreat center in Roslyn (thank you Revel Retreats), helping seven incredible writers identify and structure the deeply personal stories they need to tell. Along with intensive writing […]

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    Loving the Life You Have

    Posted on January 29, 2018 by in Dream Blog

          I decided to work from home this morning and was in the middle of a deep breathing/meditation exercise when my friend Maria called. She was doing her own form of morning meditation by taking a walk through the woods. And as we started talking, we both came to the same conclusion: We […]

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    Choose to Have an Amazing Day

    Posted on January 25, 2018 by in Featured

    My morning started with a coffee collision in the hallway with my daughter Hannah. I was carrying two steaming cups and one ended up all over the two of us and the hallway floor. I admit that I had a moment of shock and let out a few choice words. But then I remembered what […]

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