Margaret Dubay Mikus


Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D. is a poet, singer, healer, photographer, and story-teller. In 1982 she earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Chicago and headed for a promising career in molecular genetics research and teaching. Life had other plans for her and she embarked on a path of healing, growth, and spiritual re-connection. Following healing from multiple sclerosis in 1995 she had a creative awakening which led her to begin a poetic journal to "sing from the heart.". A year later she faced a breast cancer diagnosis. Her award-winning first book, "As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and Transformation," has supported many people in making positive life changes. Margaret met Stephen Mikus on the first day of an English class when they were students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They have been married since 1974 and have two grown children, Blake and Alexandra.

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Approaching 40 Yrs. Married
From "Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing." (2014)

Portrait of Michael Smith
From "Thrown Again in the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing" by Margaret Dubay Mikus (2014)

My Own Tribute: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014
When Pete Seeger died in January after a long fruitful life, I wrote this poem (from "Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine") and read it to the audience before Folkstage (WFMT radio in Chicago). Thanks, Rich Warren! It was not recorded then, but now here it is. (Clearly in song format, but so far I've not gotten the music.) For more:


Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,130. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"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.

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