I paint wth color, I write with words, and I walk with others on their spiritual/psychological journeys.

In my weekly blog, through prose, poetry, and spiritual memoir, my passion is to find the sacred within the ordinary day to day experience. I seek to offer inspiration and contemplation on the soul journey of the human spirit. I aspire to bring mindful awareness to a variety of personal experiences we all live, while at times diving deep but always surfacing with hope.

I live with my husband, Leo, in a dome home, River Spirit, on the Rum River near Cambridge, MN. This home and land offer us quiet reflection, enjoyment of the flow of the river, delight in the many birds that stop by for a visit with the eagles soaring overhead, the gentle deer that travel through morning and night, and an occassional bear to remind us of coming winter, all bringing blessings of healing in body and spirit. We find enjoyment in the lives of our two adult children, their spouses, and four grandchildren. We laugh daily, grieve our losses, travel well, and nourish loving family and friendships.

Seek to honor what is beautiful in its ordinariness, encourage others on their journey, and awaken the spirit within to its creative potential. JMD

I started this blog in 2017 to tell my story when hiking El Camino in northern Spain. I just kept going…


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