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.

NEW!! Check out my videos of poems from “Frazzle.”  If you want to start at the beginning of the book, scroll down to #1.

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.


Better and Better

Prayer of Lovingkindness

Recent Blog Posts

54–“Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” from “Transcending Boundaries”

8/26/12 Gorecki: “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” Thanks for the link, Eric Whitacre In the stillness non-essentials fall away light shines in darkness. Life is re-built from mostly re-used bricks previously battered down. And in the shadows music builds for those with patience to listen to beauty becoming. Those who trust long enough to invest the […]

53—“After Lisel Mueller” from “As Easy as Breathing”

“…be still enough to hear direction even when heart pounds in the darkness… sometimes….” From “After Lisel Mueller” in my book, As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power from Healing and Transformation. (p. 286 in the paperback, also in eBook formats) Listen here: https://youtu.be/p-qpdvOrGaA Before I wrote this poem in mid-May of 1999 I had been […]