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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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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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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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Holiday Gift Giveaway

To celebrate the holidays, Gluten Free Sage is gifting a copy of my poetry book Sage Words! Spread the word about my Poetry in Motion series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be entered to win. You can share the love on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram up to three times per day, and use any… Read More


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Your Home

Writing my poem Your Home was probably one of the most profound, yet most delightful things I could possibly write about. An exception would be when I write about the beautiful people in my life, but then again, it’s the people that make a home and the peacefulness it brings you. Your home is a… Read More


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Lacelit Interview

I am honored and delighted to be featured in this Lacelit interview with Kimberly Taylor-Pestell! Thank you Kimberly for featuring me, Sage Words and Gluten Free Sage on your beautiful blog. Photo Courtesy: Deb Tracey Photography Her 3-way interview talks about the meaningful collaboration between Kimberly, Kristen and me, as well as the creative process… Read More


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Hands

I grew up in an Italian family where children’s faces in their mother’s palms and big hugs with huge pats on the back were an everyday thing. Talking with your hands, biceps squeezes or forearm taps were appropriate and normal. No one was afraid. It was a display of warmth, and no one thought about… Read More


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High On Life

The unofficial end of summer—our favorite season—happened as of Monday… Labor Day. To soak it all in and enjoy the weather and summer spirit, my web designer Kristen and I both took last week off from the blog. She went to Burning Man and I got sunburned while out catching Mahi Mahi on our boat,… Read More


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How A Single Word Can Make a Heart Open

I literally have the biggest memories of the smallest words of displayed kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a single word—from someone who doesn’t necessarily talk too much, but says just the right thing when they do. The list is much too long to mention all the timesWords of cheer That I hold dear, Reduced… Read More