Soulful Inspirations is a collection of my thoughts and poetry that span many years of my life. I write from deep within my soul by way of words or lines of poetry that enter my thoughts. I find that at times I am wakened from a deep sleep with a line of poetry running through my mind. I feel compelled to get out of bed and write when these moments happen and once I start the entire poem or thoughts to ponder seem to flow freely onto paper. I am profoundly affected by all that is around me. Be it beautiful scenes, conversations with good friends to a simple at or from a stranger. I consider my poetry to be a gift from a higher power and is meant to be shared with all who read my words. If just one poem or thought touches one of my readers and inspires them to go on to better things in their lives, then, I have done what I believe is the reason for my receiving the gift of writing.
Brenda Herzog is a Personal and Family Counsellor, with a private practice, in Alberta, Canada. She shares her life with her husband Mark and their German Shepherd, Zach. This is her first book of poetry, with more poems in the works. She credits being born, raised and residing in her small community, its' beauty helps her to create her thoughts and poetry. Brenda is presently working on her first novel. As a Counsellor, she works mostly with women and teenagers focusing on guiding them towards a happier, mentally healthy life. You can visit her webpage at Deidre Miller is an Art instructor, specializing in teaching home-schooled children. Her work takes her across central Alberta. Deidre lives with her husband Cliff, they have one son Matthew. She is well known in the surrounding area for her mural work in facilities in Devon and is the creator of the first outdoor mural in the downtown area. Deidre works in Fine Arts and has donated many of her works to special organizations. Deidre invites you to visit her webpage at www.dsartdee.com