“Michelle Kaplan’s keen awareness of the truth of our human experience and her transparent vulnerability combined with her personal quest for freedom and self-expression make reading her poetry a deep and meaningful experience.”
~ Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
“Michelle Kaplan set out on a journey to find herself amid all the inner and outer confusions and complexities of life. Many readers will find their own story in hers, and will find her poetry inspiring and empowering as they set out to do what she did: reconnect with themselves, and live out the love affair between soul and ego, heart and mind, love and fear, heaven and earth. There’s a love story within all of us waiting to be written and rewritten, the kind of self-love without which all other love fails. May this book help you find, write, and live your inner love story.”
~ Parker J. Palmer, Author of Let Your Life Speak, A Hidden Wholeness, and On the Brink of Everything
“Your words are like fingers touching my body, arousing me so.”
~ Jillian Marty Dushane, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication, UMass Amherst
"There are many methods out there to explore the self today. The personal growth movement is mainstream and many teachers gather followers with the promise that following their ideas will deliver one to the promised land of happiness and riches. Michelle Kaplan doesn't make any such claim. Instead she opens her journey to self with raw abandon. She offers a new and more accessible way to explore who we are and why we are here on this planet. Every poem I read offers me an opportunity to see into myself, to check in with my insecurities, my wishes, my relationships, my dreams. No matter what page you open to in this intriguing book, you will find an invitation to grow. An invitation to see the world with more humanity, more kindness, more compassion, AND with more love. Thank you Michelle, for your beautiful gift to the world."
~ Tresa Leftenant, CFP®, Reinventing Her Money, Financial Advisor, Money Mindset Mentor, Author, Speaker