Category Archives: Poetry

Gluten Free Sage is a weekly lifestyle blog that promotes healthy food, healthy lifestyle, mindfulness and minimalism. I believe that one cannot achieve or maintain wellness eating food that is not healthy. I am a strong advocate for those living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance and believe there is a need for education around the gluten-free diet. I also believe that each of us longs for artful experiences and use photography, poetry, design, inspirational quotes and recipes to educate and delight. We need to be well and inspired to help us become the best, most beautiful versions of ourselves that we can be.

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Sacred Spaces

My favorite time of day is First Light—the time in early morning when light first appears and before the sun rises. When you’re all alone in the morning, you’re able to consciously embrace the calm and the quiet all around you. This silence allows you to focus on self-reflection and opens you up for inspiration.… Read More


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Work Hard For Good Reason

The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its royal beauty is how it opened up my heart to writing poetry, and to my inner artist. I write in bits and short bursts—sort of… Read More


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The Science of Art

How an artist or a photographer sees a flower, and how a scientist sees a flower, do not have to be separate. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone feels art and sees science in different ways. The science of art – or, if you prefer, the art of science – are both a means of… Read More


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National Poetry Month

Today is April 30 and the last day of National Poetry Month. I’ve been excited to celebrate this monthlong event for many reasons: First, I love poetry! In all its manifestations. Second, it healed me. Third, I met my personal goal to self-publish two illustrated poetry books. And for so many other reasons—especially that poetry… Read More


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Dreamin’ Tree

With all the static in the room and lots of people talking, I overheard it: “I’ll never be right again. I want my old self back.” I hear this a lot. In real conversations, or something I’ve read. People look for a way to feel well, or unencumbered from a memory of how they may… Read More


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Nature’s Apothecary

So happy to share that I received a lovely assortment of essential oils from Aroma Foundry! Essential oils are nature’s apothecary. Like a misty morning, a warm towel from the dryer, the best cup of coffee or the way the sun feels on your face, essential oils make life feel a lil’ bit more special.… Read More


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The Art of Health and Happiness

Last week I attended the Mark My Words opening reception at the Palm Beach Cultural Council. This art exhibit features artists in Palm Beach County that use words as their subject matter and muse, including two collaborations with Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell and Kristen Alden from my poetry book Sage Words. A gratifying manifestation of the… Read More


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Sage Spirit Book Launch

This has been one busy month with SO MUCH happening behind-the-scenes. Preparing the final touches on my new poetry book Sage Spirit, the book signing, the launch party, the Creative Spotlight, the upcoming Mark My Words Exhibition for Sage Words and now DENT. Hard work and a lot of travel, but all wonderful progress! Back… Read More


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Rock Solid (and Fragile) Foundation

Have you ever heard the story of The Three Bricklayers? I hadn’t—until recently: A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am… Read More


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New Year Fresh Start

This time of year it gets crazy busy where I live. It’s South Florida, so there are LOTS of holiday visitors and many snow birds. Restaurants are packed and there are wait lines for tables. Today didn’t feel like the right day to go anywhere but straight in the midst of nature, so I decided… Read More