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Louise Mathewson

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The internationally published award-winning author of short stories, narrative essays, and poems, Louise Mathewson’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, journals and book anthologies - including Mentor’s Bouquet and the bestselling book series, Cup of Comfort-Vol. 1 .

Over the years Louise has facilitated support groups for children dealing with the challenges of loss, including grief over loss of family members, divorce and parental alcoholism. Her work in this area inspired her to write articles in support of children dealing with some of life’s most difficult challenges. Many of her works have been published in children’s and family magazines.

While Louise has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences, to
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Louise Mathewson I have a ritual of going to a coffee shop, ordering decaf with chocolate and almond milk(I bring my own!), playing "Creative Mind" on my iPod, bringin…moreI have a ritual of going to a coffee shop, ordering decaf with chocolate and almond milk(I bring my own!), playing "Creative Mind" on my iPod, bringing along my favorite journal, and pen and away I go!! Sometimes a song title inspires me, nature is an inspiration, a phrase in the paper or on the news.(less)
Louise Mathewson At the start, I wrote to help me process grief after a serious brain injury. After sixty or so poems, I had enough for a book that I thought might be …moreAt the start, I wrote to help me process grief after a serious brain injury. After sixty or so poems, I had enough for a book that I thought might be helpful to others and help medical professionals understand the inside experience. (less)
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HOPES FOR THIS NEW YEAR?

Can you believe it?  It's February in a new year already! As we have stepped into a new year, some well-meaning people might ask us "how are your New Year's resolutions going?” Many people bow their heads, look to the side with a lopsided grin, their tone of voice falls and…you know how it goes.


I made a resolution a few years back to not make resolutions any more, and I’m doing great!! (Read

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Jules Verne
“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Lewis Carroll
“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Anne Frank
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
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