Yearning

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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 …

sunflowers

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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 …

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”