The Secret Life of Mandalas is a coloring book for adults that includes my poetry and inspirational quotes by the artists and poets I love. Mandalas are the main focus for coloring. All the mandalas my original drawings. I use mandalas to help me meditate and to achieve a higher level of awareness and stillness. Poetry is life. I believe that poetry can change your life. This is what happened to me long ago when a teacher introduced me to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. I found solace in many of her poems. I started writing short poems and Haiku. I decided to incorporate my love of poetry with my love for the arts.