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I'm Deirdre, and I am a head, hands, and heart kind of person. Meaning, mind-body-heart always go together to form the whole. (That was my high school's motto as well! Go Hoggers!)

I believe in educating and empowering, in sharing and growing, and in happiness. If you're here, you might know that I'm a writer. You may also be aware that I'm enthusiastic about wellness. Want to learn more about what brought these interests together? Read on…

On Writing 

I write words, lots of them. When I open a new page I ask myself what am I going to learn today? I believe in wonder and magic and alchemy. When I write, the world glitters and shines. And I really like waves, the kind in the ocean; they're a fitting metaphor for learning to better navigate the ups and downs of life on land or when I find myself in a pesky plot spot, am dealing with a difficult character, or forgot another comma.

Departing from my native New England in my teens, I traveled throughout Europe as far east as Turkey, causing me to acquire a bit of a wanderer's mindset. Either that or I was a gypsy in a previous life, which I wouldn't doubt. During my college years, I transferred between three institutions—unable to commit to a single place or major.

My professional life followed this theme and took several interesting detours where I'd find a level of gratification, but there was always a piece of me that felt unsettled, unanchored, and ultimately unsatisfied. Eventually, this caused me to move onto the next thing. My inner guidance was whispering its truth. Write. 

In many ways, writing satisfies my longing for faraway places, their unique smells and sights, cultural customs, and languages. I'm able to interpret, invent, and travel to places through story. In doing so, I connect with worlds—imagined or real—and other writers and readers. I may not actually be able to taste that gelato in Venice that I still dream about or actually hear the pre-dawn call to prayer that still occasionally wakes me up, but through writing, I've found a home for myself.

Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm. I invite you to have a look around my website where you'll find my blog, books, and more.

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Chewie, my helper.

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark… Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”

- Ayn Rand
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