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Be Here Now: Practicing the Gift of Mindfulness

June 11, 2019



Be Here Now: Practicing the Gift of Mindfulness.  This workshop and reading will get you ready to enjoy the summer.  Ever drive and wonder how you even got to your destination?  Ever end your busy day without remembering one thing about it?  Do you have current challenges in health, finances, parenting, empty nesting, or hurricane restoration?  Begin right now to make 2019 a time of joy. 

Join us on JUNE 24, Monday, at 1 to 3pm at Pomegranate Books 4418 Park Ave (@ Kerr). Wilmington, NC.  Open to all. No writing skills needed. For more information, call 910-452-1107.




We open our workshop with introductions and a 3-minute (optional) writing exercise.  Then Mountainbird will read a true story from her first book, Lookin' Up in Down Times—Stars Shine Bright on a Moonless Night.  After a brief break, there will be audience participation: discussion, questions and answers.  By request, there will be breathing exercises or other mindful practices.  Afterwards, Mountainbird will be available to autograph a copy of her book, which will be available for purchase for participants and for gifts. .


Gleaning nuggets from the philosophies of Ram Dass, Kathryn Kuhlman, Jesus, and years of challenges and self-reflection, Mountainbird will share her adventures. Her hope is those present will glimpse the treasures each day can bring.

To contact Mountainbird for more information, email lookingupwithmountainbird@gmail.com



Mountainbird is an artist of clay, jewelry design and writing.  In her university teaching career, she traveled between Massachusetts, Arizona, North Carolina, and the western Pacific islands of Guam and Kosrae.  In her missionary endeavors, she traveled to Thailand, Ghana and El Salvador.  She now prefers serving those in need right here in North Carolina.  Lookin’ Up in Down Times is her first nonfiction book.  


In her book, Mountainbird recounts adventures across the globe that span 30 years.  Each chapter tells a separate true story, making her book an easy beach, bedtime, or on-the-go inspirational read.  Her heroine Maria (who is Mountainbird) and her friends overcome natural disasters, grief, poverty, and hiking mishaps.  Along the way, Maria discovers community and mountaintop awakenings.  Mountainbird’ intent is to encourage readers to see light even in the midst of life's challenges.   She sums up her philosophy when she writes that, after a storm, when you look, “you might just find a rainbow.”


Formerly married for over 12 years, she is now a satisfied, single, professional woman with three grown sons.  In between groans, she enjoys restoring her house, garden and clay studio after Hurricane Florence’s devastation last fall.  She anticipates a late fall 2019 publication of a children’s picture book while looking forward to her next project, Volume One of Mountainbird Melodies, a collection of poetry.




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