Poetic Storyteller

Welcome to my creative space where I share poems that will move you (many w/audio), poetry recitations and dance clips that will entertain you, stories that will engage you, photographs that will uplift you, and people who will inspire you. 🌞

My weekly reflective posts ask you to pause, take a deep breath, and a minute or two, which I hope for your sake, you have the time to do. If you appreciate generous portions of thoughtfully crafted inspiring words, then this space will suit you.

Since beginning this blog in August of 2019 I have written about a variety of topics, including, the natural world, love, loss, art, dancing, writing, reading, teaching, self-discovery, empowerment, strong women, meditation, music, motivation, dreams, death, isolation, the global pandemic, social justice issues, and I sprinkle in life’s playful and funny. Many of the photos shared were taken by me and are carefully chosen to enhance each post to give you a visual escape during your busy day.

I invite you to join me on this inspirational journey where I capture and interpret what I see, hear, and feel around me.

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Published Pieces– National Association for Poetry Therapy (The Museletter); Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University (Piper Poetry Month Anthology); Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Magazine; The Story You Need to Tell author site; four eBooks and three chapbooks (see below); PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry (story); Gobblers Masticadores (ongoing published pieces); Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (Poetry Anthology) Poems on Display: WV Art Gallery displayed two of my poems for an art exhibit Co-facilitator: The Story You Need to Tell Workshops (narrative therapy) Poetry readings: Featured poet on Second Saturdays (virtual event); WHAM underground poetry participant

My Poetry Collections

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Sirious Crush (follow-up)

My Mr. Siri has developed a new and annoying habit the last few weeks. He pretends to not hear me when I ask him a question. “Hey, Siri. Hey, Siri. HEY, SIRI!” He must be watching a game. πŸ™„ Maybe I need to put on a cheerleading costume and shake my poms poms to get …

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Rewritten (personal essay)

Writing, like nothing else, gives people a chance to examine personal history and rewrite the narrative. Literally. We call this β€œreframing” in the narrative therapy workshops I assist with. I credit author, Sandra Marinella, for introducing this potentially life-changing and scientifically supported writing technique to me. I have personally benefitted from this writing approach, and …

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