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A listing of some favorite authors, poets and teachers that I hope will provide you with inspiration.

Poet, author and internationally acclaimed speaker, David Whyte writes and speaks with depth and emotion often getting to the deep, dark places we might otherwise choose to ignore. I’ve heard him speak on several occasions and to say he is captivating barely touches the surface. His site is rich with his poetry, books and other offerings.

A Pulitzer Prize winning American Poet, Mary Oliver’s poetry speaks to the depth and breadth of what it is like to be human. Probably one of her most famous lines in which she asks so little and asks so much:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”.

The linked site is a wonderful collection of her poetry and quotes.

American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou is truly gifted. One of her most famous books, I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing is a memoir that speaks of her experiences of longing, bigotry and the beauty of life. The linked site is a tribute to her and her remarkable life and stories.

An American Tibetan Buddhist and ordained nun, Pema Chodron is a prolific author and teacher. I have followed her teachings for many years and have been honored on several occasions to attend her workshops. To me, one of the many gifts she brings is in making the teachings readily and easily understandable. She writes with a great deal of humor and heart. The linked site is filled with articles, videos and an events calendar along with a store where her many books and CDs are available.

A virtual treasure trove of articles, courses, events and videos spanning Buddhism, Mindfulness, Meditation, Health & Wellness, Yoga, Psychology & Personal Growth and so much more.