What Others Say...

Dear Linda!
I just had to write you to say that I so appreciate the workshop you did at the NAPT conference about making the little book. You gave such a wonderful introduction to such a great book project! I came home with great enthusiasm to share it. And then I did so.....
The results were AMAZING. One woman even made and wrote a little book for me after she had gotten back home....I loved sharing the way of making a book so simply that one could toss out the finished project, knowing that it didn’t take a lot of time or money to create it. I don’t think I want to throw any of my little books away, though!
I have used it myself, too, for processing some health issues lately. How wonderful a little container it is. And so informal. It feels good to hold in my hand later, too.
Thank you for this wonderful gift. I believe it will be magical in many ways for me...in my own writing. You are a wonderful teacher and so gracious in your generous sharing of resources and information....You are a mighty wind in the mixture of poetry and art-writing.
Nessa McCasey
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004

“...I really wanted to thank you not only for the joy of making the tiny journals, but for all that I learned listening to you teach. Even when you are not speaking in poetry quotes, your own words are so clear and clean that they ring of poetry. Lines like "You can never make the same mark twice" and "The mark depends on what you are marking with and the material you are marking" are very profound statements and a huge metaphor a major truth of living....I plan to continue with what you showed us, it was fun of course, but it was such a strong tool for closure and completeness....
You are a fabulous listener, and teacher. I am so grateful that I had two days in with your light. The white and silence speak too. You've moved me deeply.”
--Cathy Allman, writer, Darien CT
after the workshop at Convent of St. Birgitta retreat, August 2003

"This workshop...has provided instruction of superior quality and expertise; provided an atmosphere for both creative expression and for the building of meaningful relationships. I have benefited by getting in touch with my personal creativity, being able to develop that gift; and enabling me to transcend above the daily pressures of illness/health....This workshop has created an atmosphere of love...and added to the sense of peace, harmony, and caring which is so beneficial to the human spirit....It has enabled me to reach into my life for greater understanding, to recall the past in a way which is creative, and to achieve a sense of composure, serenity, and peace with the past and my life. The methods used in the class are basically simple and have been good tools which I shall be able to recall and use throughout my life. These techniques have enabled me to get in touch with my creative soul. The atmosphere of the workshop is one of its great strengths; it is a safe, healthy, wholesome, spiritual, supportive time which enriches my soul and bathes it in love."
--Robert Lord Taylor, board member, Newark Museum
Participant, Soul Tracks for Seniors year-long program, 2001-02
New Brunswick Senior Resource Center, New Brunswick, NJ

"There were issues, developments, highs and lows in my life that I have never thought of discussing with anyone. Low and behold Linda's teaching of quietness, thoughtfulness and thinking it through brought it all out, far reaches and innermost thoughts of my soul....I find it warm, lots of fun, knowledgeable about others' life, a sharing of exploits, different cultures, and feelings, willingness to share."
-- Ethel Davis, retired school teacher
Participant, Soul Tracks for Seniors year-long program, 2001-02
New Brunswick Senior Resource Center, New Brunswick, NJ

"These lessons were good for me to put me in a calm state; and to learn the various methods....Gave me insight into my past life and how important it is to put some of your experience in writing to be handed down to the next generation who may be surprised at the way Great Great Grandma lived!"
-- Violet Espi-Tallier, retired administrative assistant, Johnson & Johnson; Participant, Soul Tracks for Seniors year-long program, 2001-02; New Brunswick Senior Resource Center

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