The Written Compass

Hosted ByDr. Shana Hartman

A podcast for inspiration, education, and activation of powerful new narratives in the world of business and life from heart-centered folks just like you.

Episode 22: What if You Just Stop Writing?

In this episode, I want to share a slightly unusual strategy for helping you keep your book-writing vibes going. And, it’s not what you think.

Many of the heart-centered biz owners I work with have never written a book before, or if they have done so, it was done from pushing and grinding the words out. I’m going to show you how you can not only keep writing but also stop pushing. And, you are going to be familiar because it’s also a strategy that helps when you feel like suddenly new clients, just like new words for your book, are not coming in as easily. Exciting, right?!

We are now enrolling for our spring class of “This is the Year I Write My Book” signature embodied writing program. If you have been wishing and waiting for a sign that NOW is the time to finally write (or finish) your book, then this is IT! Head to for all the details and to grab your special seat today!

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Shana Hartman is a Ph.D. turned embodied writing coach. Her 15+ years of experience as an English professor informs her work now as the CEO of Synergy Wellness, a multifaceted company that serves her local community of Shelby, NC through massage and BodyMind Coaching, and Synergy supports others virtually through coaching programs focused on using the wisdom of the body as a guide for creating an abundant life. Her favorite way to listen and get embodied is through writing! She is most known for supporting heart-centered business owners in getting their amazing messages out into the world in a powerful book. When not coaching and working with her clients, she can be found hanging with her family of five in her 1924 home in Shelby or exploring a new city with her hubby, Jeff. Connect with Shana on Instagram @shanahartman_