She walked away from Her past…

away from shouldering
life times of regret and longing.

She walked…
towards HerSelf.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ Autumn Magic: Skyline Vista with Her Luna Girl





What If?


What if
you didn’t make this all about them?

What if
you accepted responsibility for your feelings?

What if
you let in and trusted?

What if
you created a new path for yourself?

What if
you recognized the amazingness of your own being?

What if
you experienced joy?

What if
you simply were yourself?

What if?

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from Rise & Shine

©2019 Photo
Te’ along the river’s edge; Columbia River, WA


DREAMS Take Flight


Let your dreams take flight… She said

Whatever dreams you may have. I invite you let them take flight. For some of us that may mean letting our dreams go and creating new ones. Or simply trusting that the time is now for us to “take flight” ourselves. 

Dreams Take Flight 

Something shifted inside of Her.
Peace filled the places where fear had kept Her locked within HerSelf. 

She began to dream and believe in HerSelf.
Her dream took the first flight.

As I held my dying friend’s hand for the last time
I wondered what dreams she had also let die.

What dreams had she held onto that never took flight?

I knew as I walked away from telling her good bye
I would no longer hold unto my dreams…

I would set them free as I realized just how much
life force I had yet to give.

I would begin writing my journey to Triumph!

And, So She began.


Remembering 13 March
six years ago today

As I awaken gently
I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and well being.

As I walked along the river with my golden angel.
I felt my heart expand and touch the heavens.

It was only moments after sunrise
when I had awaken.

To learn that my dear friend
had taken her very last breath.

The earth sighed.
The eagles had taken their flight home.

I carried thoughts of her in my mind
repeating the tapes of yesterday.

How long had I watched her hold on?
Never wanting to give up.
To fight until then end.

She gave me the determination,
To listen to what is real and true for myself.

And I began again to write
with a passion well deserved.

Heaven and earth met yesterday
As you passed from this life, unto the next.

Thank you for the nine and a half years of friendship
watching eagles together and talking of health and life.

My vitality merged with your failing body.
My sunshine met the darkness of your disease.

Today we can all gather to remember you
As we each knew you to be.

Until we meet again
I will look for you when the eagles takes flight
returning late next fall.

So that we may soar together once again.

Amy M., my fellow river warrior and dear friend.
I send you every blessing for this moment in time.

River Warrior
10 October 1956 – 13 March 2013

May you find the courage to let dreams take flight… She said 

High Five to Your Triumph!

©Te’ Werner

©2019 Photo
Te’ marveling at the magnificence sunset; Horse Heaven Hills, WA




How many times have you waited for…

The perfect moment. The perfect time. The perfect beginning. To begin? She asked

She thought of all the things that She “had” to do.

All of the things that She “wanted” to do.
Everything that She had “dreamed” of doing.

She realized She had been afraid of failing.

Afraid of even trying.
Afraid that She wouldn’t do it right.

Simply afraid that She wouldn’t know how

or may not meet another’s approval
or feel supported in Her endeavors.

All the fears that She had as a child somehow carried themselves into Her adulthood.

She grew weary
of carrying Her past around with Her.

So She began…to let go

of trying so hard
of being afraid.

She found Her freedom in courage.
She began to embrace HerSelf.
She felt compassion.
She knew love.

She began to love Her perfect self.

High Five to Triumph of Beginning a New Year!

©2019 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “Perfect Order”

Photo ©2018
Te’ hiking with Her Golden Luna Love; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

Perfect. Recently I had a conversation about how we hide behind our perfectionism. Most often we do not get much completed. At least as much as we would like too. Thinking that what it is we want to do must somehow be perfect before we begin it.

This awareness is most freeing. Liberating actually. It really helps explain a great deal as I AM creating. I think back on all the things in my life that I haven’t done. The things that I have struggled to get done. Or am afraid of beginning.

So,  I begin.

May you claim your perfect self… She said



She lives on in the magic of my joy…

She left days after my Golden 50th birthday. She left this earth plane after her work was done. She left when her mama knew Her joy as Her own soul. 

As the summer sun faded…
our beloved Angel Bailey
took her last breath..

As tears of grief and shock
streamed down our faces
we stroked her golden fur
one last time.

all the joy and love
she had given us.

She is so entrenched in my soul
that as my heart grieves for her physical body
to run and hike and dance with me…

She is within me
now in this magical moment
of joy in honor of my sweet girl.

I AM forever blessed and full of gratitude
that no words can really express this awareness
to continue my journey in the manner of joy as she lived.

High Five to the Triumph of Joy!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpt from RISE & SHINE

©2017 Photo
Te’ and Her son with Angel Bailey along the river’s edge; Cowlitz River, WA






I wish you could see yourself
as I see you…

as you come to know yourself
to be perfectly you.

I wish I could show you …

as a grin spreads your lips wide
across your beautiful face

as joy dances from the depth
of your eyes.

I wish for you to know
the beauty and joy of your soul.

That’s all I ask
that is everything right there.

This is my wish…for you.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from RISE & SHINE

©2017 Photo
Te’ shining “Her Spirit of Joy!”