Small Stones from the River is available as a free ebook from Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017. LIKE DYLAN SAID: EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED. Don’t have a kindle? No worries. A kindle app is available for most smart devices and smart phones. You can still rock on with the small stones. … More FREE BOOK – A Global Free Kindle Download Event for SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER (Tuesday 8/1/17 – Wednesday 8/2/17)
“Small Stones from the River” is a companion book: a collection of nearly 200 short ideas, meditations, and poems called “small stones” that gently unfold as you read them. Small Stones from the River is a new book published this month! There is a story behind many of the small stones, so I thought I … More “Behind the scenes tour” of “Small Stones from the River”: meeting loss with generosity
enjoy the almost the before the not quite let the anticipation of renewal bloom in your mind -Small Stones from the River I have been feeling the beautiful emotions of this “small stone” and really savoring the moments before the release of my second book. Once it’s out, it’s out, right? We cannot return to … More Book trailer: Small Stones from the River
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.
“Of course there is a probably an insect in the house somewhere. It’s okay. Insects are a part of nature,” I said to the kids. “And we’re a part of nature too,” my 11-year old added. “And to be separate from nature would be like being separate from ourselves,” my 6-year old said. My head … More The children are listening
She concentrates, eyes closed, and wills her scary thoughts into the box — the thoughts that wake her in the night. She had decorated the box with childhood fears, so they knew the way home. When I open the box, nothing is there. With a silent nod to me and the tap of her magic … More Closing the Monster Box
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
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
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)
MOON FULL OF MOONS is the First Place Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in Poetry! I love their tagline: “Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to do so.” It’s a perfect fit for MOON FULL OF MOONS, which is about finding happiness … More Award-Winning Book!