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Garden peace

“It is in the solitude and safety of my garden that I have experienced the deepest sense of peace. Peace with my past, acceptance of the long years of loneliness I endured, and forgiveness of those who have hurt me — especially those who’ve hurt me without ever knowing. I have also learned to forgive my own failures. Nature is a patient teacher.”  ~Tricia Clark-McDowell, The Sanctuary Garden

Cindy La Ferle

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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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