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5270 Northland Dr. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Tel : 616.901.0579

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When I left academia in 2016 to ghostwrite a book for a successful entrepreneur, a vision came over me to start my own creativity coaching business. Building on 25 years of writing, 20 years of program management, and 16 years of teaching college writing, I had a nebul...

Last week I accidentally sent all of you three old blog posts in addition to my normal "upcoming events" email. I was quite embarrassed when I failed to realize that my website provider would "auto-send" these causing you to receive four emails in just a few hours. Ple...

NOTE: This was my eulogy to my mother who passed away while I, my husband, and one of our sons were on vacation with her in Italy.  This is what I chose to speak about at her memorial (it is a speech, not an essay and reads as such). Others had spoken about her generou...

I run this funky little workshop called "Intuitive Collaging" where I turn on classical music and have participants create their own unique collage on a large art board.  First, they wander around a room quickly selecting several magazines--of the art, nature, and...

“There is no more powerful practice to further your health and well-being than conscious breathwork.” Andrew Weil, MD

Take a big, deep breath into your mouth filling your lower belly and then filling your chest. Exhale fully through your mouth. Repeat four times.Congrat...

The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee

By N. Scott Momaday

I am a feather on the bright sky

I am the blue horse that runs in the plain

I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water

I am the shadow that follows a child

I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows

I am an eagle pla...