I’m Nadia Colburn and I believe that everyone’s voice and story matters. I help women (and some men) embrace the full power of their voice for a more just, sustainable world. I have seen that our inner work and our outer work must go hand in hand to get optimal results.
I have an academic background in literature and creative writing—I have a BA from Harvard and a PhD in English from Columbia University and by my creative writing has been published in places like The New Yorker.
I’ve taught at MIT, Lesley and Stonehill College, where I was a visiting writer, and, for the past ten years, in popular workshops around New England and in Costa Rica. I’m also a founding editor at the spirituality and social justice magazine, Anchor, published by Still Harbor, and a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute.
I’ve published poetry & prose in more than 80 national publications, including Spirituality & Health, American Poetry Review, Boston Globe Magazine, slate, Lion’s Roar and many other places, and my debut poetry collection, The High Shelf, is forthcoming in 2019.
But those fancy resume lines are only a small (and I think least important) part of who I am. I’m also a serious student of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Kundalini yoga teacher, an activist for peace, equity and the environment, a mother and wife, daughter and friend, and writing teacher and coach. And I’ve done my own fair share of personal healing and growth.
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients and students in New England and around the world as a private coach and as a workshop leader and teacher helping them come into their full potential. I work with individuals and with groups to use mindfulness and creativity to help facilitate optimal flourishing and a vision of the self in society.
And I want to help you tell your story.