Our Surrendering Pause:

 30 Poems in 30 Days

by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

Foreword by Carolyn M. Riker, MA, LMHC

Poetry that brings you to a place to heal, to pause, to surrender yourself over to love and compassion. 

Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg dedicated herself to write a new poem every day during April, National Poetry month, through the Coronavirus Pandemic. These poems inspire healing for the soul and soothing love for the heart, while we all had to take pause during this unprecedented time in history. These poems mark a time when we went into our deepest selves, our deepest aches, where we found ourselves feeling almost helpless with sudden and drastic change, grief, and loss. Each poem has a unique writing prompt created by Maureen or inspired by her daily life during April.

All revenues received from sales of the book and ebook will be donated to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg 

Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg is a prolific writer, poet, and writing workshop facilitator. Maureen’s passion for writing became her heart vision in 2010. Her poetry comes to her through life’s experiences and delving deep into her soul speak. She considers writing her lightwork. Maureen is a medicine woman of words. She started her Facebook page, Heart’s Calling, in 2011, with more than 6,000 followers. 

As a writing workshop facilitator, she brings participants to a place of inner release and creativity through the written word. Her unique use of prompts initiates transforming responses as participants find an opening to inner empowerment and enlightenment through writing.

She recites her poetry at local venues and conducts writing workshops at different retreats and studios throughout the Chicago area. She has 3 adult children, Alexandra, Dylan, and Jonah. She resides in Oak Park, Illinois, and enjoys beautiful walks in her neighborhood with her beloved Shiba Inu, Tsuki. 



Poems by Maureen Meshenberg - Tiferet

Maureen's poetry at Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry

Cracking Open to Heart-Healing during Our Surrendering Pause - Interview by Christine Steyer