My name is Alena and I'm 60 years old. I've been in Recovery for 30 years and it has blessed my Life with Wisdom and Joy. Having found powerful healing and much magic in 12 Step Programs of many flavors, I continue to participate in meetings and service opportunities and hope to do so until I transition to "body free".
I am the proud mama of two insightful, compassionate, talented artists - a transgender son and a daughter-in-law. I'm also the grand mama of five "4 leggeds". All of these amazing beings bless me beyond words and provide an abundance of Love in my Life.
This web site reflects my desire to add Joy and Creative Feminine energy to a world that feels increasingly serious and masculine. 2020 was a year like no other and this site is my attempt to nurture normal.
My son and daughter-in-law created the beautiful turtle drawing on the Home page. Created especially for this web site, each of the turtles was designed to represent one of the 4 directions.
My hope is that other turtle lovers will find this site and together we'll create a living community. It is my deepest hope that community members will feel called to contribute poems and other writings, photos, videos and/or to participate in the monthly Talking Turtle Time Tea Party, a virtual monthly Zoom gathering that meets on the first Sunday of every month from 2 to 3 PM ET. If you are interested in attending, please email Alena1960@live.com and I'll respond with the Zoom information via email.
Thank you for visiting. I hope that you will feel called to become a part of this community. Please know that all contributions are welcome.
Written Sept. 13, 2020
Updated Jan 2, 2021