Poetry

Writing is my passion and my saving grace, as I discovered in 2014. ♥

Life can change in an instant. Chances are, if you’re 20 years or older, you know this truth. Life, in its majestic wonder, can sometimes be unkind with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes. In the blink of an eye, all that was once familiar, secure, and steady is now out of reach. No misdeeds necessary. No signature required. The current suddenly shifts, setting us adrift in uncharted waters with no map or plan of rescue.

Without knowing it, my journey as a writer actually began 25 years ago when life’s current suddenly shifted after I sustained a spinal cord injury as the result of a car accident. It wasn’t until 22 years later, however, that I discovered its magnificent power. Writing my first poem ignited the light that guided me home.

I published my first collection of poems The Heart’s Journey Home in 2015.

In July 2017, my second collection The Heart’s Lullaby was published. Through poetry and verse, I aspire to write stories that are universal in truth, and, hopefully, resonate in a way that is cathartic and soothing. I hope we can travel back with welcomed reflection, find solace and wisdom in the present, and feel inspired for the journey that lies before us.

 

 

I believe we are connected by similar and relatable experiences. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye. We know the exquisite and profound beauty of love. We know the immobilizing force of grief and the anguish between letting go and holding on. We know the acute distinction between second chances and new beginnings.  

With a BA in Psychology, I have had the privilege of working in the counselling field for approximately 15 years. Through my work and personal journey, I have witnessed the remarkable power of the human spirit. Now, as an author and writer, I am passionate about stories that touch the heart and awaken the soul.

 

 

If you'd like to know more, or even share your story, I'd love for you stop by and visit my website Poetry and Design.  

With much joy and gratitude,

Natalie