To those who value and appreciate the concept of the well-examined life, Martha Johnson offers a gift of wisdom and guidance. Her “musings” give expression to what many women feel at midlife even if they are not facing a life-altering medical diagnosis. In fearlessly sharing her personal trials and challenges, she leads the reader down a path to discovering one’s own resurrection of hope and lightness of being.
–DANA MULLER, DMA, JD
In addition to courage and the healing rhythms of deep-felt poetry, Martha offers us surprise, grit and delightful humor to challenge life’s pain, confusion and despair. She pursues the truth of tough transitions – of body, mind and soul – and shows us how to struggle through to new beginnings – or, as she puts it, “the possibility of grace”. With physical illness as reality metaphor, she guides us on the stony path of spiritual rebirth.
–BONNIE BARRETT STRETCH, BA, MS, journalist, writer, editor