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Kathie Sutherland is the author of the poetry collection Balancing Act. In October of 2013, I had the honor of interviewing this amazing and inspiring woman of great prose. You can find our interview here

One cold winter day of 2014, Kathie sent me this poem she wrote:

From the Bedroom 

she calls out

in her feeble, whiny voice,

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!


I want to assist

but my victim heart


my bootstraps are broken too!


like her

I lie on the floor

alone and hurt

feeling helpless and hopeless

supine in my guilt

and my weakness

Kathie Sutherland 2014

Who is Kathie Sutherland?

katieI am a story in progress! In addition to my roles as wife, mother, grandmother, secretary, short story writer, poet, workshop guide and facilitator, I am a great cook, an avid reader, a people watcher and I adore the outdoors, especially the ocean and the forest. I love dogs, cherish my friends, and appreciate good photography. Though I’m curious and adventuresome and really enjoy travel, my home is my sanctuary.

  • Beyond these roles, I am a reflective, spiritual person who seeks truth, love and wholeness.
  • I respect all life, and strive to be aware and conscious.
  • I believe every human being has a story, but that we are more than our story.
  • My goal is to continue to shed my ego’s stories and embrace my true and authentic self.
  • I am a soul diver whose creativity is filled with images and experiential detail that represent my truest self.
  • I love word craft and the power of connotation and meaning.
  • I am a lifelong learner who strives to find the gifts in my experience.
  • I am a steadfast and compassionate friend, a good listener and cheerleader.
  • I appreciate our common need for connection and belonging.


My webpage and blog  My initial blog:

On Facebook: Kathie Sutherland – balancing Act Poetry Collection

Kathie Sutherland – Life Story Guide and Companion

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