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Photos Help Tell the Story

Photos Help Tell the Story…

When I was little, my father almost always had a camera in his hand. And I was almost always more than willing to pose on the other side of the lens. Since then, photos have been a large part of my life.

There are a handful of photos in my upcoming book, In So Many Words, due for release on Friday November 4th. Special people, sentimental items, and one sacred space all help me tell my story. The people are still around but a few of the things are gone. While this makes me a bit sad, the photos preserve the warmth in my heart.

In So Many Words will be available on Amazon and on my new site, Shanti Mom for One, on Friday November 4th. For now, please visit my YouTube channel for an inside look from my Kula and me.


About age 2 at Gramma’s house.
About age 2-3 on Christmas Day at home in Chicago. Only the years are gone from this.


My Kula. Kate, Donna, Mary, MaryAnne. Still alive and kickin’ like you wouldn’t believe!
Various stages of my writing journey and my publisher, Jamar.
My sacred space, Ocean Yoga Center. One of the things that is no longer there.
Some things that helped me tell my story. The fertility drugs and syringes are LONG gone, thankfully! The baby clothes, used and gone. The others still remain.
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Book Release Date

My apologies for the onslaught of product reviews over the last couple days. What else is a girl to do who works really hard for little or nothing? Get free stuff and give it away for Christmas presents, that’s what!!

Anyway, here I sit, doing important work. My book. Thanks to my Kula and my publisher for contributing to and looking over my first draft of part of the book. This is scary! Do my words mean anything to anybody else? Do I have an interesting story? Can I write in a way that makes people want to know more? Yeesh! I don’t know for sure.

So far, I have shared very little about my book on purpose. But right here and now, I will share one significant detail…

Release date: November 1, 2016


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Preserve Your Story: Project Repat

Excerpt from Project Repat Youtube Page:

Preserve Your Story with a Custom T-Shirt Quilt

Project Repat creates fair wage jobs in the USA by helping you preserve your t-shirt memories into t-shirt quilts. Each Project Repat quilt is backed with PolarTec fleece made out of recycled plastic bottles, and each yard of fleece recycles 23 plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills! Since starting in 2012, Repat has upcycled over a million t-shirts.

Customers from around the country have chosen Repat to help preserve memories for their family. It’s an amazing gift for high school and college graduate, a runner, an athlete, and is also a powerful way to preserve the memories of a loved one.

The process is super simple!
1. Order your t-shirt quilt on ProjectRepat.com, choose your panel size, quilt size, and fleece color
2. We’ll email you detailed instructions for preparing and shipping your shirts to us
3. We’ll let you know when we receive your shirts, and in 2 – 3 weeks you’ll be wrapping yourself in memories

Each Project Repat quilt is carefully crafted by designers, cutters, and sewers in the United States of America. While most textile jobs have gone overseas as corporations seek cheaper labor and lax regulation, workers at both Project Repat locations receive a fair and living wage, full benefits, and paid vacations and holidays. Project Repat proudly supports textile jobs in Fall River, Massachusetts and Morganton, North Carolina.

Every shirt tells a story, so head over to www.ProjectRepat.com to order your quilt and preserve YOUR story today!

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