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Contemplative Photographer

Journaling Instructor & Coach

Journaling the way forward

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Andrea L.

"Michele has a way to ask skilled questions to further explore the big and small stuff that matter to you. I’m grateful for all her encouragement and cheerleading my ever evolving small steps!!"
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This unique journal serves as a gentle companion and guide for anyone navigating the challenging terrain of grief.


Weaving together the healing power of contemplative photography and the transformative practice of journaling, it invites the reader to embark on a journey from grief to grace among the wonders of nature.

“Grief to Grace: A Contemplative Photography Journal offers a heartful guided journaling journey to help individuals heal in the midst of grief and loss. Michele Gates clearly understands the complexity of grief and offers a compassionate message of hope, while offering a practical path of healing through writing and contemplative photography. I strongly recommend this journal to anyone who wants to be uplifted while walking grief’s winding path.”

-Lynda Monk, Director

International Association for Journal Writing

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