Gail Warner, MA, MFT, is heart healer and hearth keeper of a small retreat center called Pine Manor, a gathering place and creative canvas for therapists, body workers, artists, energy healers, musicians, spiritual teachers, poets and writers. Gail’s vision, along with her invitational and collaborative style, has allowed people from all walks of life to deepen their connection with self and others in this sacred space. Gail has been a psychotherapist for more than forty years. She has accompanied others through the inner journey of unfolding inquiry, grief, discovery and transformation. She has offered countless retreats that provide time to step outside the demands of life and focus on what really matters through self-reflection and creative processes that include Sand Tray and SoulCollage®. Mother, grandmother, earth mother, poet, dreamer, decades-long group facilitator and body-centered psychotherapist, Gail guides others into deeper connections with their soul and the soul of the natural world while endlessly and humbly walking the same journey herself. Weaving Myself Awake: Voicing the Sacred Through Poetry, a collection of Gail’s poems, is available on Amazon.
The blow of death hits.
The strike unravels me.
My understandable sputtering lostness
takes its own form.
I build scaffolding around grief
to manage it
to contain it
to make sense of it
to survive it.
My core is liquefied, moving over molten stones
melting my identify.
Will this fierce heat consume me?
Or will I learn the pathway of loss
and the sweet tenderness
that grows out of a broken heart?
Click below to listen to Gail read Pathway of Loss.
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