the edges of myself

words, words, words

I’m a mom, wife, healer, teacher, writer, dancer and business owner.  I live in SE Portland, OR with my two kids, husband, two cats and two chickens. (The chickens live outside).  I’ve spent a great deal of my life afraid to make noise. I hid behind my mother’s skirt as a child.  It used to be that every time I spoke my truth my voice would shake. The more I practice, the less shaky I feel. As I continue to grow I understand that my vulnerability is my greatest strength. My life is my unfolding allegory. This blog is my attempt to bring words to my experience and find my way through my stories to the light at the end of the tunnel.


14 thoughts on “About

  1. C. Sanborn says:

    I think I’m falling in love…

  2. James says:

    “I live in Portland, OR with my two kids, two cats and three chickens (they live outside).”

    You make your kids live outside? You’re a hardcore mom.

    1. mandycregan says:

      I’m totally hardcore.

  3. Cubby says:

    I just wanted to say how beautiful your writing is. I feel like an idiot when I read haikus sometimes because I don’t “get” them, but the bridges you make between your ideas seem to make more sense to me and makes me feel safer as I cross that leap from one idea to the next. Makes me happy when I make it safely to the other side! Love your work. 🙂

    1. mandycregan says:

      thank you– that’s really an incredible compliment you’re paying me– the funny thing is i was just sitting and writing a haiku and thinking– i think i’m kind of bastardizing the japanese standard– by allowing my thoughts or images to flow past single lines– but i think that’s okay. it’s okay with me anyway, and now it seems you’re confirming it’s okay with you– so there’s at least two of us– which seems good to me. i really love your work as well and am so glad you found me– so that i could find you. i believe we may be kindred spirits.

  4. Cubby says:

    Sorry for the late follow. I had your blog left open in a tab and refreshed the page every now and then, and then I realized, that’s what the “follow” button is for lol. 🙂

    1. mandycregan says:

      of course you realize, being kindred spirits, that i understand that perfectly– and no apology is necessary!! thanks for the follow! 😉

    1. Crap, that was supposed to be a heart.

    1. mandycregan says:

      heart back atcha, sweet Sophie!

  5. shanbgorman says:

    Mandy Cregan. As fascinating an individual as you were our first year of college. Glad to see you thriving! 🙂 Shan

    1. mandycregan says:

      What a blast from the past!! So lovely to hear from you and know that you are alive and well in the world! xo

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