New book! Small Stones from the River: Meditations and Micropoetry.

Among the river stones, there is a stone that seems different than the others. Smooth and oblong, it looks like it would fit in the palm of your hand. And it will. It will fit because it is your stone. You may wonder how this is possible. The stone is a chip from a mountain, … More New book! Small Stones from the River: Meditations and Micropoetry.

Poetry Therapy

MOON FULL OF MOONS was featured recently in a full, two-page review by the Journal of Poetry Therapy, the publication of the National Association of Poetry Therapy. Like me, the NAPT believes in the healing power of poetry, and they are doing wonderful and necessary work towards “promoting growth and healing through language, symbol, and story”. … More Poetry Therapy

Adjust the Mind

There are people talking loudly. They are interrupting my serenity. It looks like I will need to move. There is sweat on my forehead. I must wipe it away. I can’t go for a walk because it started to rain. I could choose to partake in the endless adjustment, the continual optimization of my surroundings. I could … More Adjust the Mind

An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

As autumn wanes and activities move indoors, we have time to reflect on our many blessings: family, friends, health, love, abundance, beauty, and kindness. Among my blessings, I count readers and others near and far with whom I have made a special connection — strangers who realize and share a parallel journey of soul work and healing. One … More An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest

There is a little story behind it, as there is for most things. Several years ago I was indeed in the ER, and I wrote this poem on the back of an envelope with a dry erase marker. And I felt like dim sum as I was wheeled from one station to another. And the medical … More It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest