I am an author and an attorney retired from practicing law.
I value living joyfully, intentionally and consciously, accepting the challenges and risks necessary for my growth.
I believe in synchronicity.
I try to live wisely, dance to release excess energy, face my fears and have fun.
I try to make it a practice to walk the talk – not always easy.

Framing a Life: Building the Space To Be Me

This remarkable memoir- one of the deepest I’ve ever read- is my kind of revelation. The book made me cry out, cover my eyes, mourn, and beam with pride and appreciate the trials that led to my own emotional and spiritual growth. Roberta Kuriloff’s story will find a place alongside Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” and Amy Chua’s, “Tiger Mother.” Permeated with humility, bravery, and a bold feminist intersection, “Framing a Life,” is a triumph for many of us with both hurting and joyful hearts. It will last in our times and long, long into the future. I stand in solidarity with Ms. Kuriloff, her family and for everyone she touches with her wise and magnificent soul.

June S. Gould, Ph.D.
Author of “The Writer in All of Us, Plume and E.P. Dutton. Workshop leader for The International Women’s Writing Guild.

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Everything Special, Living Joy

“Everything Special” is about how we look at life: the glass half empty or half full. It is a loving, joyful reminder of the connection to our greater self during “the dance of life.”

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My collection of poems and prose is available for download on your Kindle. Now more convenient to enjoy than ever!

Kindle Version, 41 pages

We are more than our pain, more than our suffering, more than the external definitions this worldly life has given us.


Thinking Aloud Blog

I Rang the Bell

I Rang the Bell

With my vibrant blue headscarf covering my bald head, I joined a small group of nurses and assistants as we walked out of the Mary Dow Center of the Ellsworth Hospital. These dedicated hard-working women surrounded me in a circle as I rung a loud, joyful bell,...

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My New Spiritual Challenge

My New Spiritual Challenge

Do you try to live your life in the present? Or do you worry about the future and let the past take over the present? I wrote in my first book, Everything Special, Living Joy, about how we choose to look at life: the glass “half-empty” or “half-full.” As I sit in a...

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No Easy Answer

No Easy Answer

This short story didn't make it into my memoir, so I'm sharing it here with you. I'm excited to tell you that my book will be released on July 18, 2023. The name is Framing a Life: Building the Place To Be Me. Updates will follow. No Easy Answer  At age 30 I...

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Life is not mundane.
It is our interest in it that makes it so

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