Margaret Dubay Mikus is a poet, singer, healer, photographer, and storyteller. She earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Chicago in 1982, headed for a promising career in molecular genetics research and teaching. Life had other plans. She embarked on a new course of personal growth and spiritual reconnection. After healing from multiple sclerosis in 1995, she had a creative reawakening which led her to begin a poetic journal to “sing from the heart.” A year later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Writing turned out to be an essential part of Margaret’s integrative approach to healing. Later, she used her poems as writing prompts when teaching her "Expanding Our Possibilities" (TM) workshop series. Her poems and essays have been published in literary journals, magazines, newsletters, and anthologies. She was honored to be the Illinois Featured Author for the "Willow Review" in 2013. Her acclaimed books and inspiring CD have supported many people in making positive life changes. Margaret met Stephen Mikus in an English class when they were college students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They have been married since 1974 and have two grown children. More about her work and her uplifting story can be found on her website, www.FullBlooming.com.
May these poems be a lifeboat, offering comfort, healing, inspiration, and hope. Although telling a personal story, aspects might express something you want to say or help someone you care about. I should tell you right off it has a very happy ending as I came through what seemed like a long black tunnel, “the only way out, is through….”
"Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey" tells a very personal yet universal story through inspiring poetry and lyrical photographs. Supports parents with teens leaving home, to encourage understanding, heal rifts, and ease the pain of separation by giving voice to a complex and deeply emotional time. Sharing these poems may enrich and deepen family relationships.