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Store-bought tomatoes don’t compare to a freshly picked tomato taste -especially when the tomato is from your garden.I anxiously wait for the first bite of a toasted tomato sandwich all winter. I make it into a celebratory event. I buy the best sourdough bread, toast it perfectly in a vintage flip-side electric toaster, generously smother it with Real mayonnaise. I …


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Sunflowers Delightful flowersof the sun. full of wondrousstorm stories wide brimmedhappy, round faces, Sun Goddessesstuffed with seeds; the new life,for next year. Celebrating,dancing, Snickering stalks,Oh, how I love my waving friends,always thrilled to see me.

And Then, Nothing

Poems of Hope

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During the pandemic, I came across an organization connecting women on the outside with women inside prison. I began writing poems to incarcerated women.  I felt afraid, but throughout my life, I have found the most beautiful gifts when I’ve leaned into fear or pushed myself to do something that felt uncomfortable. I’m not going to lie; I was hesitant. I …

Short-Listed at Ebracce !!

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I was honored to be considered among 15K entries and short-listed in the Ebracce UK Poetry contest. I was one of two Canadians on the list. The poem I entered was about Persephone called The Hope of Reemergence. This was the very first poetry contest I have ever entered. Rolling up my sleeves now… lol Check out the contest here. …

The Great Book of Journaling

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How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning, and Purpose. This is the third book I have co-authored with a group of coaches and experts Dr. Eric Maisel and Lynda Monk I feel so honored to be part of this project.   The first book was The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives: 50+ Inspiring Exercises from Creativity …


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Oh, Evocative Water. Oh, evocative water. Still and sweet, Sour and salty, Rough and calm, never asking permission. Only flowing, back and forth. I say, be like water. Say what you say. See what you see. Feel what you feel. Hear what you hear. Release and unleash all of everything that’s inside of you, out into the world, nourishing whatever …

Pieces of Light.

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A Sunday Poem – Please feel free to share with this link and the following citation. Mary Ann Burrows, “Pieces of Light”