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My life is an extraordinary adventure. Having experienced the loss of children at a very young age, I am a survivor who has chosen to learn to allow God to transform my losses. These events connect me in relational touchpoints to other hurting people going through their own difficult passages of life

I always wanted to learn to write. Some of my early poetry has been published, and through Hubpages, I express what I am learning and integrating into my life as a Chaplain and a fellow traveler on the road of life

I am a mother, and grandmother to 6 and have been a step-parent to three for the last 15 years. I have been a transportation manager, truck driver, Real Estate agent, cosmetics consultant, a bi-lingual police dispatcher, translator and hostage negotiator in metro LA, counselor for prisoners in California, Hawaii, and Colorado for the past 20 years. I have most recently counseled drug and alcohol treatment clients both in-patient and I now work with released prisoners in transition with Inside Out. I love my work and am grateful for every opportunity to understand and grow from it.

I also serve as a Christian Community Chaplain, doing weddings and funerals, visiting hospices, hospitals, prisoners and recovering addicts. I am a student of life as I support and mentor people in recovery and life-altering transitions through relationship and spiritual direction. They in turn, have given me gifts I could never repay.

I believe that because life is complex, there are neither quick fixes nor easy answers. Listening is paramount to hearing the heart of others. It is through sharing our life stories that we and others are healed, learn that we are not alone, and thus experience hope.

My time with the struggling, hurting, and grieving, I consider a priviledge. My experiences are the essence of my writing. My life work, I consider to be "simple gifts of love", hence the pen name.

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