I am a breast cancer survivor who found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment. My hope is that by sharing my experience, through my book and this blog, I might create understanding and caring. I want to offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

I am an industrial/organizational psychologist by training and have spent my career dedicated to helping people succeed. I empower individuals to express their full potential and bring their best to their lives and work–through leadership, mentoring, coaching, and other talent programs. I am also an avid runner, enjoy yoga and gardening, and love to travel with my husband Jim.

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  1. Vicki,

    I returned to your blog today and read, or reread, many of the posts. I felt the warmth and honesty, as well as the willingness to be vulnerable, all of which draws me to your writing.

    Hope you are well. Been a hard winter but spring is coming.


  2. Hello …

    I just wanted to catch up and say “thank you. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also add my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    The blog has grown to some 1150 posts now; so if you are at a loose end one day, you’d be most welcomed to stay a while and have a trawl through. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu to help in said digging process. Saying that, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  3. I can’t begin to – Thank You – enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care. 🙂

    • For me it’s about expressing what I feel in a way that speaks from my soul. Some people seem to get it, others don’t. I used to try to help those who don’t seem to understand to get it, but slowly, with some fumbling and stumbling, I’m discovering that some along the path are there to walk with me, and others have a different path they’ll take. For me, it’s about reaching as deep inside as I can and then playing with ways to express what I find there. I was talking to someone the other day that got me wondering about painting as another medium…

      • Yes. I have wondered about other mediums too. Some people are really touched by my little poems and I wouldn’t want to trade that. I have just thought of adding some kind of bridge. I took photos for a while. But I dropped that. So nice to connect with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this.
        ❤ Laurie

      • It has helped to arrange my little poems and to find someone to tie them together with some cover art. I have a friend working on a cover for a little book of poems and prayers from my daughter and I. Maybe my mom too. I have thought about studying some form of art. I never studied poetry either.. I just did what came naturally. Thanks for helping me to explore this.

  4. Laurie, it sounds like we share that our poetry stems from a natural soulful place – not from any special training or well-planned intention of writing a book filled with heart-filled word collages. Maybe the bridge will come the same way…naturally, organically by following your inspiration and energy…

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