in the spotlight with ronna detrick on sacred writing

In the Spotlight with Tanya Geisler is a weekly live show that shines a light on some of the biggest mindset challenges facing leaders and entrepreneurs today in their lives and in their work.

This week's guest is Ronna Detrick. Ronna Detrick reconnects us with the sacred that exists all around us and especially within. She is a writer, a speaker, and a coach/Spiritual Director. She has been blogging for more than ten years, offering online products and courses for eight, and having rich, sacred, and provocative conversations longer than both of these combined. She has done a TEDx talk on Eve, creates and offers free weekly NotesFromHer, has an App called Sacred Muse, and offers SacredReadings, sort-of like Tarot, but with the ancient, sacred stories of women she so loves. She has most recently created a new offering called SacredWriting for writers, journalers, everyone! In the midst of all this, she drinks too much coffee, toasts “being enough” with champagne on Fridays, and is beyond proud to be the mom of the two most amazing daughters in the entire world.


  • What is Sacred Writing?
  • The fear of being seen and heard.
  • A deeper experience of your own writing.
  • Opening yourself up to feedback
  • Ronna’s daily writing practice
  • The intersection between writing and the Impostor Complex
  • The know that you know, that you know voice inside.
  • How do we learn to listen to that still small voice inside?
  • The process of Sacred Writing
  • The one thing you can do today for your writing to be more sacred.

in the spotlight with ronna detrick on sacred writing


  • When we step into self-reflective processes, when we have practices and disciplines and ways in which we can explore our very selves- that is the Sacred.
  • No matter what you do or how you write (in that space) it’s Sacred Writing.
  • When we’re seen and heard, everything changes. And that really scared us.
  • Other people can see what we can’t.
  • We say really smart things to other people that we can’t say to ourselves.
  • There are threads of the Sacred all over the place in everything that happens, that if I'm curious enough about and kind enough about I will learn something new and be drawn into a deeper place of wisdom.
  • The process of writing moves me to clarity and much less concern about what people think.


  • My writing becomes sacred after it goes through this process.
  • When writing Sacred, it becomes truer. Not better.
  • We get a lot of input when we open ourselves up to it.
  • Just because someone else sees something in your writing doesn’t make it YOUR truth. It’s A truth.
  • Write through it.
  • It’s big because it matters.
  • What makes it sacred is seeing it and the truth.


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Each week Tanya and a guest star (an expert in their zone of genius) take on a topic that is UP in their work, or in the work of their clients. (Can’t step into your starring role when perfectionism, procrastination, boundaries, comparison, people pleasing, diminishment, and overwhelm are in the way, right?)

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