Sue Patton Thoele

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for visiting my web site. Although I believe I am finally retired and The Mindful Woman: Gentle Practices for Restoring Calm, Finding Balance, & Opening Your Heart is the last book to be professionally published, words are still my favorite playground. In order to keep up the wordplay, I am writing a periodic MuseLetter and sporadically working on a Words & Art gift project with one of my sons and a few artist friends.

Looking back on my unexpected career as an author, I feel incredibly blessed for so many reasons. A major one of those reasons is you, the reader. It is amazing and heartwarming to hear from, and connect with, so many courageous and creative people whom I would never have known were it not for writing. Our connection, no matter how brief or enduring, enriches my life tremendously. Thank you!

Another huge blessing has been the opportunity to write about self/other-love, growth, and healing in a way that Gene—my business guru and beloved—and I can share. Without his expertise and enthusiasm, my first book would probably still be moldering in our damp garage.

May you live gently and respectfully with yourself and others.

Blessings,