Author Archive | Kay Adams

Poem of the Day, April 4: A Day of Rain, Robb Jackson

Robb Jackson, originally from Huron, Ohio, and transplanted to Corpus Christi, Texas, died on February 23, 2013, from complications of open-heart surgery. He was sixty years old. Robb was my dear friend and soul brother who was one of my closest confidants and advisers. He was instrumental in the creation

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Poem of the Day: April 3: The Notebook, Shirley Glubka

Green Surprise of Passion is a collection of prose and poetry based on the author’s experience as a psychotherapist working with survivors of child abuse, including those who developed dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) as a way of coping with unbearable realities. Shirley Glubka was born

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Poem of the Day: Apr 2: Wading Through the Words, Linda Martinson

Since 1987, Linda Martinson has endured the constant pain of fibromyalgia, an incurable musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder. Before the car accident that caused her fibromyalgia, she had a budding career a seafood marketing consultant, a perfect match for her commercial fisherman husband. After the accident, Linda was surprised to

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Kay’s Journal: An Indie Poem a Day

March has yielded its temper to the fickle sweetness of April, the third-snowiest month of the Colorado year. Today, Easter Sunday, is the first of April. I hear the toddlers next

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Poem of the Day: April 1, Magic Circle, Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Written to read like a memoir, Italian Women in Black Dresses details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it

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Kay’s Journal: Marching for Their Lives

On Saturday I marched, along with tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers and community members, in downtown Denver. We stood in solidarity against gun violence and for the return of school safety, school counselors, a better-funded mental health system, and a way of

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Kay’s Journal: Two Years Ago This Week

Kay’s note, 3/20/18: A family  member was in a serious car accident yesterday. Only minor injuries, blessedly, but I’m on standby for emotional and logistical support. This week’s blog is a Throwback Tuesday to March 21, 2016. I’ll be back next week!

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Prompt Jar: Your Wild Soul Story

  Join Mary  Reynolds Thompson for her LIVE! With Kay chat on Thursday, March 22 at 1 PT, 2 MT, 3 CT, 4 ET. Topic: Writing Your Wild Soul Story: A Mini-Workshop.  Here are some prompts to get you started! Monday Who would I be if I

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Kay’s Journal: Closure

March winds howl outside my window and bend the tulip stalks enough to make me nervous they’ll snap. So far, they haven’t. I remind myself that tulips know how to grow. I’m experiencing a time of welcome closure on several fronts. My curriculum

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Prompt Jar: Planning Your Success

Join Judith Gerberg for her LIVE! With Kay chat on Wednesday, March 7 at 9PT, 10MT, 11CT, 12ET. Topic: Tips from an Expressive Arts Career Counselor! I’m so looking forward to our talk with Judith Gerberg on Wednesday. I met Judith at the New York Expressive Therapies Summit last

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