Cynthia Gregory is an award winning short story writer, lecturer, life coach, blogger, and spiritual seeker. She is also a truth-teller, which gets her into trouble more often than not. When she isn’t dreaming up new ways to tell stories about life, love, and the pursuit of dazzle, she is plotting her next adventure. Her day job delivers her smack into the nonprofit world, and before you comment about how noble the profession, consider this: everyone is completely fabulous and no one needs anyone to rescue them. She makes her home in the lush Sonoma Valley, where she may be found wandering the vineyards, struck stupid by the quality of light that shelters the coastal Mayacamas.
Cynthia’s book, Journaling as Sacred Practice: An Act of Extreme Bravery, is available on Amazon. If you buy two, you can gift one to a writer you love, keep one for yourself, and score extra karma points.
happy new year from david in Maine
Thank you, David in Maine. HNY!
Love the name of your blog! Are you familiar with Sylvia Plath’s “Two Sisters of Persephone”? That’s what it calls to mind for me.
Thanks for the follow and looking forward to chatting along the way.
Hi Angela, I know! I found you and realized that we have more than a fabulous name in common. I will be checking in again and again. Cheers, Cynthia
So glad to have found your blog. Beautiful and creative writing. Some so real, made me anxious! In a good way of course, relatable. Thanks. Laurie from Hibernationnow
Thank you for stopping by, Laurie! We are having a great time, and making new friends. Cheers! Cynthia
Thanks for the kind words, Laurie. I like it when writing makes me feel anxious. There is something organic about that process and if it evokes any feeling at all, I feel I’m on to something. Cheers.
I’m glad that you liked my post. To know such a novelist, I mean you, is what wordpress all about. I red some of your writings and found it pleasing, interesting, and elegant. Dedicating your time for a cause; making contributions to people around you are the thing that keeps us from falling down the uncertainty trying to understand our humanity which some “HUMANS” have been forfeited a long time ago. I wish you keep doing what you do. Best wishes.
Thank you very much. The process is really about community. We are glad to be here.
quelle delicious blog!
Thank you for stopping by my page. May I say I’m quite enjoying reading through yours.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and best of luck with yours. Writing is also my passion!
If there is anything better than creating great food. . .it’s writing about it!
Hey, thanks so much for taking a look at one of my pieces! I can’t wait to explore yours more(:
Thanks for crashing my blog. Cheers! x
A pleasure to ready your work.
This blog requires a great cup of coffee and a couple or three cookies to enjoy at leisure. I’m glad I found you.
M, this is high praise, indeed. Cookies and all. Cheers, C&P
I, too, live on the mighty Columbia. Someone I know calls their tugboat Home.
Yay! She’s such a beautiful river, yes? OMG. Tugs! I love to watch them push those fat, flat barges up the river.
Thanks for checking out one of my blogs today. I am glad you like the poem Le chat. Perhaps you would enjoy my other blog as well: http://foundinfrance.wordpress.com
Wow, loving blog deux!
How one stumbles across things on the Internet continually amazes me. I am glad I stumble over this one.
I am flattered that you enjoyed my post, and am going to try to write them more often, as I think they are such a fun entertaining way to communicate.
I am glad to know of your site, and will visit it often.
The Site Vamp
Thank you for the “like” today on my blog. I’m not sure how you found a blog written by an out-of-work newspaper guy in a small town in Iowa, but I’m glad you did. Your blog is an interesting place and I’ll be coming back in the future.
Hey, Chris. Writers. We’re everywhere!
Hi Cynthia, thanks for liking my short story. I’m hoping to find time to look at some of yours here.
Hey! Thanks for liking my blog – hope you’re enjoying the novel I’m blogging! Nice to see that you’re doing the same – are you getting some nice feedback? I just started reading it but stopped myself, I really ought to start from chapter 1! I’ll try and have a read tomorrow, busy day today!! Matty
Hey, Matty. Thanks for stopping by. Keep writing! PSS
This is my type of blog – I will be back for another look around. I am looking forward to reading your fiction. The name is excellent.
Hey there, Cynthia! Thanks for the “like” on my “Moving to Australia” post. :-) Now I can have a look around at what you’ve got going on here. Good deal.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post. I’ve really enjoyed my visit to this blog as well. Excellent work!
Most excellent post. I too write when I get the time. Thanks for viewing my post at The Adventure of Art.
I think I’m going to love this. VERY tired tonight and a little sick, but I’ll be back to look this up. Persephone is a real archetype for me. (read the poem in “Invitation to the Heron’s Path”).
Thanks for stopping by. Feel better!
Dear Grammar Nazi,
I laughed my ass off and, of course, was reminded of the old joke about the kid from Texas who, on his first day on campus at Harvard, stopped an upperclassman to ask, “Where’s the library at?”. We members of the Fortieth Reich should probably band together and open a peeve shelter so others can adopt our pets.
I know it seems like we’re Col. Travis, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and their merry but doomed band of brothers at the Alamo, but I intend to keep fighting the good fight. I hope you’ll be there next to me (in spirit, at least) as we defend the citadel against the invasion of misplaced apostrophes, mangled conjugations and tortured syntax.
Okay, but you should know a few things about me so you have the opportunity to recant. For starters, I have a felony conviction for serving red wine with fish.
Oh . . . and a hump.
Yours in pedantry,
Tut, tut. I’ll see you your red with fish and raise you an ice cube with white. On the other hand, I’ve been known to throw together a tasty coq au vin for a camping trip. A contrasting life is most delicious, don’t you think? Perhaps this is why we love language so. It’s a conundrum.
But that wud add a other phelony to my list of ophensses.
Well, we can’t endorse that now, can we?
If you don’t marry Cynthia – look me up! I, too, will defend against the bastardization of the English language, although I’ll need to do it will spell check in hand.
Oh, my. We have started a posse.
I’m all verklempt at the thought of all these women!
Zeus! Who would have guessed that the goddesses would be so brazen? :)
But wait . . . brazen? Is that like “I’m brazen some short ribs tonight?”
Yes exactly your so, rite!
i luv 2 B write.
Yer killin’ me~!
How delicious and delightful it must be to have a partner to blog with. Not only do you have two talented writers contributing (which means more flesh and less fluff) but you also get to use the royal “we” which, let’s admit it, sounds rather grand.
Yes, it did occur to us that the imperial pronoun might be considered over the top, but then we realized that regal actually suits us, and if not here: where? Regards two writers, the partnership is divine. We are thrilled to blogify our various fictions and dispositions. It suits us and makes us unbelievably happy. Just like getting completely brilliant messages like yours. Thank you for sharing. We love you!
Thank you for liking my flash fiction post! There will be more soon :)
We love fiction of every size, the flashier the better.
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post :) and I really like your blog…pleasure to read.
Hi Cynthia, great to meet another truth-teller who finds herself in trouble. Your Salon is very good looking trouble, and I look forward to getting into it!
Ah yes. Truth and Trouble. How well they dance together!
Hi Cynthia, I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Awards, I know its just fun and games, but I really do enjoy reading ur blog…do check it out…http://writersclubkl.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/sunday-ramblings-awards-awards/
Thanks so much! We are pleased to be nominated!
Hello Stepsisters, Now I too have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award… and agree with everyone here who lavishes praise and flattery upon your lovely bones… thanks for the inspiration and humor! http://clearskiesbluewater.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/third-times-the-charm-an-award-and-recommended-blogs/ SB
Aw. . .thanks, like,bazillions for the vote of confidence! We love our little salon and love engaging with our peeps. You rock.
How delighted I was to ‘meet’ you and your blog today. Thank you for visiting mine and offering kind words by “liking” my recent entry.
I look forward to learning more about your writing and art.
Thanks for stopping my my blog/tale (The Redemption of Erâth) and liking it! It’s great to have support from so many people!
Thanks for reading and liking my post. It’s always nice to connect with fellow readers and writers online, especially such prolific ones! Looking forward to reading more from both of you.
Thanks, Melanie. It’s true, isn’t it, that as writers we are connecting in new and amazing ways online? That being said, we value your contribution to our virtual conversation!
what a curious blog name you have..really piqued my interest. keep it coming!
greetings from new jersey!
stay curious. stay alive.
Welcome to the Salon! We do our best. :)
Thank you so much for following and for liking my latest post. It’s fantastic to have support from such talented writers. Looking forward to reading more.
we heart readers, followers, and writers of every stripe. cheers!
Hiya Cynthia & Pam!
I’m commenting back as you are one of my earliest followers, just to say thanks for still being here (Thanks!) and to let you know that I’m on now also on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/tbtalks) and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PostsOfHypnoticSuggestion in case you fancy ‘liking’ the page or seeing what I Tweet. You’d be most welcome.
Wishing you all the best
PS if you’re already there – thanks again.
Cynthia and Pam, what a beautiful blog you have here. Not just in an aesthetic sense, but in a holistic one as well. A Room of One’s Own, A Salon for Two, it really is the same. I love the look, love the ideas, love the presentation. I will certainly be back for more. Thank you for choosing to follow Wine and Cheese (Doodles), I am honored. I hope to see more of you both.
Thanks, Dina! We are kindred spirits in our exploration of the world via the bloggery we do so well. :)
C + P
i loved ‘The Rear View Mirror’, , the second to last 2 items were on my list for the year as well. and i realized after the second read , it was so reminiscent of how i talk to myself sometimes. i thought i would visit a bit to thank you for liking my quirky ‘dog loyal’ poem on 20 Lines, this novice scribbler really appreciates the encouragement.
Thank you for stopping in. We are big fans of the poetic heart, and offer all the encouragement in the world!
C + P
you are most welcome, this space you’ve created is such a nurturing place and beautiful to look at too.
well, here i am again, happily, thanking you for liking a poem of mine. writing about ‘her’ is what i do most and i never seem to tire dreaming up different ways to tell her what she means to me. ty again.*smiles*
Many thanks les femmes for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will enjoy my posts! ^..^
I saw your blog on the MA players site…awesome stuff you got here! I blog on wordpress too, and I look forward to following your posts!
Thank you, Yvonne! Looking forward to “seeing” you. Pam
Hi there, Cynthia! Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!
We do our best!
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Wow! I love this line, “Before you comment about how noble the profession, consider this: everyone is completely fabulous and no one needs anyone to rescue them.” I’m going to quote you in the next yoga class I teach. Cheers!
Thanks, Rachel! We’re feeling the love and beaming some back.
What a beautiful site! I’ll have to come back and have a look around. Just wanted to thank you for the follow. :)
Thanks very much. See you around!