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Welcome to Word SPA - Spirituality, Poetry, Appreciation

WordSPA is a ministry of personal expansion through the spiritual catalyst of poetry, entering into the sacred moment in a spirit of fun, of hope, and of gratitude for what is, the daily grind and the sacred moment. We believe with Mary Oliver, that “Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” Whether you want to learn to lead Spiritual Poetry Circles, or you'd like to bring Kim in to lead an experience for your group, this is a place for both diving deep and resting awhile.

Lynn Ungar

Link: Lynn Ungar – Thank you to Jan Falls who moderate a marvelous blog called Heart Poems, which come only occasionally but when they do they are gems. Here’s a sample of the kinds of poems that she likes in which she was kind enough to share with me because…

What Mary Oliver’s Critics Don’t Understand

Link: What Mary Oliver’s Critics Don’t Understand – Here is some marvelous Sunday reading my friends! In the course of thinking about why so many people love Mary Oliver’s poetry and critics off and don’t we get an enlivening walk through her thought and some of her best poems. This…

The Poetry Radio Project

Link: The Poetry Radio Project – A resource that some of my poetry buddies will probably enjoy:

Happy Holidays! Enjoy Free Shipping (U.S.) Through 2017!

Link: Happy Holidays! Enjoy Free Shipping (U.S.) Through 2017! – I highly recommend this book and you need only look through the comments and watch the trailer to see why! This book is the project of the brilliant women behind the online mindfulness poetry project called A Year of Being…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on November 13, 2017 at 03:44PM)

In case you missed this recent offering of the Writer’s Almanac…what a hoot! I love Barbara Crooker! Why I Love Being Married to a Chemist Because he can still cause a reaction in me when he talks about SN2 displacements, amines and esters looking for receptor sites at the base…

Lost

Link: Lost – Another great reason to follow Gratefulness.org. What a beautiful pairing of poem and picture…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on November 09, 2017 at 03:03PM)

Working hard on the book this week. found 2 resources that you may wish to share with friends who are grieving. One is a facebook page called Widow Chick by the author of Confessions of a Mediocre Widow, a book I thought highly of and is full of sorrow and…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on November 06, 2017 at 09:50PM)

Been working on the book all day and thinking tonight that I did my best and that’s good enough. Then I recalled a poem that I have used in spiritual direction with a few good souls who have made poetry retreats with me. This is my prayer tonight, and I…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on November 01, 2017 at 08:42PM)

thanks to friend of wordspa Melanie Sklarz for bringing this to my attention. Emily, we need you now!

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on October 27, 2017 at 07:23PM)

Ellen Bass is a wizard with words! Hope you enjoy today’s offering. Would be delighted if you posted a favorite word or phrase in the comments section. Gate C22 At gate C22 in the Portland airport a man in a broad-band leather hat kissed a woman arriving from Orange County….