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Living in the Valley
A journey back to self
by Tivonna

This 3 part journal memoire with poetry, is a personal account of Tivonna's journey back to self, where profound grief was the vehicle. She utilized spiritual healing, intuition, and a team of Earth Angels to heal her emotions, which also improved her physical health as a result. She communed with the Divine, that Source, that Energy, that Oneness alone in her Walks with God, in the hills and hollows of her now Beloved Valley. To write poetically just happened upon her return. It became her healing balm, assisted in problem solving, and assisted in providing answers to questions she had. Tivonna took the words to heart and quickly learned to trust in them. Utilizing Virtues assisted in changing old programing, new attitudes, and to be her best. Tapping into these aspects of herself, brought forth other inner gifts, both repressed and new, to assist her in her journey; empowering her.

It is time to meet Tivonna. . . Who is she? What is in her heart? What does she pen? Tivonna is pronounced Tih-vaan-ah. She loves nature and Her Spirit communes with it. For her that means solitude, the stillness, and listening to the quiet. With that comes most of her inspiration to write, but she says, “It’s more like taking dictation.” When inspired, or deeply touched within, “Something just flows and I can’t write fast enough.” Tivonna is a single, retired nurse with advanced education in speciality areas; geriatrics, diabetes, psychiatry, home care, palliative and primary care. Part of her normal day was providing compassion, love, care and understanding to those suffering; comforting others in their own loss, grief, and coping in whatever form it presented. Her first glimpse for love of poetry and rhythm began in school, remained dormant until much later, when life unexpectedly sent her a curve ball. Then struggling – to keep her head above the murky waters. This journal memoir with poetry, are her actual journalled outcomes, upon her return, from her Walks with God, that Divine, that Source, that Energy, that Light, in the hills and hollows of her now Beloved Valley. Her love of the arts is also expressed in her music; piano, ukelele, djembe drum, and voice. Along with her oil painting, dance, home, and her gardens. This is Tivonna’s first publication to show her “Spiritual Journey Back to Self,” her ongoing need to help others, utilizing her own personal experience. To contact the author: or


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