Creativity is vital to our wellbeing – from my perspective, it is our essence. It is allowing whatever it is that we believe in – the Mystery, the Cosmos, the Divine, God- to flow through us, being present to what comes. In my practice, I offer both writing and photography groups that are focused on building mindfulness into our everyday lives. I offer these because creativity – especially writing and photography for me – have helped me find the way forward. This is a poem I wrote in November 2014 while sitting with both grief and gratitude with a photograph of the supermoon from July on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check my website for upcoming offerings to start in the new year.