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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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My Book!

Sometimes you have to quietly talk yourself into things. Or lightly pinch yourself. Give yourself a little self kindness boost and an earthy dimension to your day. This moment is REAL. I have a personal story to share. About a year ago, my son Doug reminded me that I used to write poems about his… Read More