It came to me in a dream recently, the words “Breathing Blue”.
I knew instantly what they meant. Every day as I walk, I look to the sky and try to breathe in as much of the blue as I can, knowing that it’s a healing color for me.
Lately, I’ve noticed that I stop and reflect more. I turn and look and see how many moments have shaped me. Life is full of these moments and often, they were downright nasty at the time, and now I see they were necessary.
Mini-turning points – I have had hundreds! So many people I know will point to one defining moment that was life changing. Not so for me. Every point has been small and not very dramatic and yet, the impact of each was as deep as an earthquake. This site is dedicated to those turning points.
Biography – Kathy O’Dwyer
The twists and turns of life brought Kathy O’Dwyer to Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, a retreat center located in the pristine wilderness of Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona. While living and working on the ranch Kathy gave birth to her book Breathing Blue which chronicles her two years in Aravaipa. A former lifelong Chicagoan, she spent the better part of her career in the corporate world in office management and business communications before transitioning to a life of service to others. A Reiki Master and massage therapist, Kathy’s studies focused on Native American healing traditions. From these pursuits her true passion for writing emerged. Through her writing Kathy not only found her voice but also manifested a life of grace, purpose and fulfillment.
Since the publication of Breathing Blue, Kathy has since moved to Gold Canyon, Arizona and currently lives with her husband, their three dogs, and of course Miss Kitty, at the base of the Superstition Mountains. She continues to expand her knowledge of healing traditions. A second book is in progress and she now facilitates nature inspired writing groups both out of her home and at other venues.