Guest Blog — Taking the Time to Tell the Story

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

We were honored to have writer Niva Dorell Smith join us at our November 2014 retreat. She took time to listen, learn, watch, and absorb much of what was happening throughout the weekend and captured it beautifully in her article for Narratively. Read it here: And read about this powerful journalism site below: Thank […]

Guest Blog — SW:S Teaches Crisis Social Worker a Lesson in Resilience

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

For the past few years, my father, photographer Michael O’Brien, has volunteered his time to take portraits at various SongwritingWith:Soldiers (SW:S) events. This year, he invited my mother and me to join him at the February 13 – 15 retreat at the Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, Texas. He encouraged me to attend so that […]