What is your life purpose? Now is the time to figure out it out, if you don’t already know. Step forward not knowing everything at the beginning, gathering all resources, encouragement, and support to you. FullBlooming.com may help. What brings you energy, what causes energy to leak away from you? Take the time to notice. Make positive choices, trusting and patient. Be kind. Use inevitable obstacles as chances to learn and grow and heal. Keep moving forward, one small step, then another, and another…. Remember, the world needs the gifts you bring. Let me know how it goes.

New Poems of the Week (look left) are from my latest book, Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing (Midwest Book Award Finalist in the Health category). Reviews are here.

More poems, photographs, and writing can be found on my blog.


Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D.

Lovely radio interview of me by Celeste Quinn on WILL-AM (an NPR station) in 2004. From the Afternoon Magazine Archives. Very interesting callers.



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Dealing with Darkness

I don’t think I am alone in feeling a lot of personal darkness these days. The news is filled with it. A Facebook post yesterday from Karla McLaren, M.Ed., reminded me of this poem from my CD, Full Blooming:Selections from a Poetic Journey. I chose poems for the CD to represent all of life and […]

In Remembrance and Healing

Should We be known by our scars or by how far we’ve come since that wounding? Could we look at where we are, not where we’ve been and what’s been done? Margaret Dubay Mikus © 1996 I wrote this poem in August of 1996, after surgery for breast cancer and right before chemotherapy. It came […]