Friday, October 14, 2016


October is always a good month for transcending old ways and habits of being thinking and doing. Fall is upon us and the year will soon come to a close. A good time to rethink what we have done and what has happened over the past year; and pursue new ways of seeing and being.

I am on a different quest now. One that I hope will bring more of the things to me that I truly need and want. I am waiting to see if the changes that should be will happen and actually come about. Or if it is just another direction that will take me to places I do not want to be but especially do not need.

A critical time in my life to say the least... 

So where will all this inward stuff take me this time? Will it free me to be my true self and then some?

Where to from here? I say we shall hope and see...


Thursday, October 6, 2016


October Blues 

Looking back on a year ago
where was I then 
did I even know
during that time I was so in love
didn't know I had to let it go
didn't understand
what was happening then
so much transpired
from then to now
so many twists
I can hardly see how
what to do where to go
all those sweet nights
and I let them show
but do I really know
were he and me
ever meant to be
just an old tattered photo 
and worn out dancing shoes
how was I to know a year ago
that such bliss I would miss
would lead to these October Blues

by kaye manro

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016


nothing to do
nowhere to be
nothing to see
nowhere is free

lots of pain 
trying for sane
who is to blame
Missing The Train

going for broke
can't see the boat
where to find 
the lifeline to float

can the light shine
can it be fine
out of time
or is it still mine

by kaye manro

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


New Post on SF blog. Check out my new medieval idea for the Christmas season.  SF Blog Link


Saturday, September 17, 2016


Keep the things that need to stay
Let go what needs thrown away
Move on to a better way
Of being and seeing a better day 

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Brewing the best Moka

One of the favorite things character Nick Zelmenis from Remember Him Yesterday loves is drinking and brewing true authentic espresso. Since his family is from the Baltic region of Latvia, he is naturally drawn to this strong and aromatic coffee...

Post Moka Anyone? continues on the SF blog:  Here

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Falling chain
Get out of the rain
Take your time
let go of the pain
know yourself
 learn to be free
look beyond
and you will see
the way ahead
is opening now
turn around
 you do know how

Kaye Manro

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016



When dreams are gone
And I am adrift in a daze
I forget there are
Way too many days
that I would cry
For the love gone by
The love never found
 The love that was lost
Deep inside the sound
Back behind the tears
Beyond the years
I knew
Somewhere there is truth
And maybe I will
See how to let it show
Maybe I will finally know
How to let all the hurt go
 Beyond the years
Behind the tears
The truth is there to show me 
the way back home
to the Real Me
Once more

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016


Just wanted to share this. 
Couldn't let the last post up be so boring 
This is much better 


Monday, August 15, 2016


Dancer Girl is the love song Nick wrote for Krista in Remember Him Yesterday.

 Remember Him Yesterday
Kaye Manro

After Krista had gone to the dance studio at Boston Conservatory where she studied Ballet, Nick got down to serious work on his new song. He had made notation lyrics and guitar work ideas in the notebook he always kept on the table by their bed. 

He retrieved it from the bedroom. And for the next few hours Nick planted himself on the settee in front of the bay window of their Brownstone flat, notes open, guitar on his lap lost in his new song. For Krista.


I saw you there
After so long we were apart
Ready to start
Your dancer girl moves
Rise on your toes
Beautiful dancer girl shows
Turn around and see me
Loving you
Needing you
dancer girl
Saw it all as you performed
Your turns so true
Your body in magical motion
Across the floor with devotion
and I already knew
Beautiful dancer girl
I love you
Love you
Spin around and see me
As you glide by me
So full of light and life
You perform your pirouette
I won’t forget…
How I love you
Love you
dancer girl
Turn around look at me
My beautiful
dancer girl
Soaring across the floor so free
I won’t forget…
How I love you
Love you
dancer girl
I'm here you'll see
Turn around and look at me

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016


SOUL DANCE HEALING is an exciting new concept for me to explore!

And if I dance you will never stop creating...

That is the opening line from a poem I wrote several years ago called, Always The Dancer. Esoteric as it is, it portrays the essence of what I was doing then. My musician friend and I were working together on Improv Dance and music for live performances and cultural events.

As I plan and work on what I envision to do now with Soul Dance Healing, I am reminded that over this year I went back to my roots as an Energy Healer. In those days, new age and alternate healing methods were oft learned and experienced. 

So it is fitting that I am now creating and mixing together what I know and love best. 

Thus, Soul Dance Healing was born. 

Basically, SDH is a method of healing that incorporates flowing body movements, while at the same time working on healing energies. 

As a trained dancer, with a masters in Performing Arts and a background in journalism, I do know how to articulate and make this come to life in a book, and also in new workshops.

Lately I have brought my Energy Healing capabilities back to life by performing many healings. The combination of putting together healing and dance is a very exciting prospect. 

In my creative vision of SDH The music will also be original, and live when possible. Not a problem. I come from a music family, and also have many musician friends hanging around. So this part won't be hard, as I want original and when possible, live improvisational music to go with the SDH workshops.

In my research, I know a few others have done similar things before. But this is a special and unique idea for me to combine these two exciting areas together. I can't wait!

Kaye Manro

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Found this vintage book in a bookstore the other day. It is such a classic SFR -- from the sixties. And since Anne McCaffrey shared my birthday of April 1st it is very serendipitous. This is also the book Bella gave Krista on her 18th birthday in Remember Him Yesterday. How cool that I actually found it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Feel Like A Wooden Person

As I plan a new space in my room for a meditation corner and what it will contain, I am also contemplating where I will go and what I will do from here. 

I am reminded that life is a continuous cycle of transition, birth and rebirth. And I am on a path toward a better me, spiritually emotionally and mentally. Good stuff to ponder. 

So with that in mind I am in flux about a situation that has been part of me for a while and working on what I can do is always with me now.

As I open my mind and soul to what is real for me, I know the truth and what to do will come to fruition in my life soon. 

In peace light and healing

Posting soon: Contemplative Spirituality


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016




Death by Fire
A funeral pyre

Waiting is patient
Loving is pain

Find the rain

Hot cold fire
Singe my Soul

Take away desire

In my face
Burns the Fire

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016



"I was a dancer once. But I don't know what I am or who I am anymore. I don't even know what is happening to me or where l will end up from here."
Kim Wills says to Michael Pasquoee
in Barefoot Dancer, second book in the Soul-Love Series.

Spoiler Alert:

The interesting thing about this story-- Kim is a descendant of Nick and Krista from the first Soul-Love book, Remember Him Yesterday. And Kim is certainly dealing with her own unique set of problems in Barefoot Dancer. When she first meets Michael Pasquoee in a far north quaint little fishing village where he lives, she doesn't know how to take this sensual Energy Healer. But soon their attraction for each other wins out over even the worst of circumstances...

More on their unique SFR Soul-Love story sometime in the near future. 


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016


According to some philosophers each of us have our own unique Soul Print. Lately I have been working in this area of healing energy with Master Healer, Carol Tuttle and her new course, Soulprint Healing from Mindvalley. So what does that mean exactly? 

There is much more to it than this, but for me it is tapping into the expanded essence of who I truly am beyond the perceptions of the me I am here as I stand on this earth and what I do, think or feel here. 

Delving into deeper levels
letting go of everything 
to become who I truly am meant to be
healed and cleansed and free 
of all that has ever bothered me
be it emotional mental or physical 
Seeing beyond into the spaces that are
pure and simply the most powerful 
places inside the creation energy
a letting go to freedom 
beyond anything that is tangible
but is so very real 
healing freeing tranquil gentle calm
healing power strong rejuvenating


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016


As I watch the sun cast golden hues of evening across the floor of my room I think about my day. Lots of cleaning and clearing took place as I worked on getting my space in order. And that is on several levels as well as the hard physicality of cleaning out old stuff in my room. 

A lot of emoting took place as I let go old feelings too, a lot of clearing and some stellar quiet meditative healing time. Wow. Was it a good day? I think so. 

Got rid of old debris in my physical space and worked on letting go inside inner spaces as well as sending the same out in an expanded healing light of letting go inside calm gentle tranquil energy, filling the air with energy beyond it all...

Hope you experienced a wonderful uplifting healing time as well. And that the feel good spaces will stay with you for a long while...

Take care, be safe and in peace, light and healing love


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Drinking morning coffee and waking up, I'm thinking about what to do today as we are in the midst of a heat wave in this area. High temps, humidity and air inversions. For here, and for me this is Hot, hot  hot. As my AC isn't working on my car it's just too hot to be driving except in the mornings and late evenings.

Being inside healing spaces
working on removing all the traces
of things that do not need to be
inside outside and around to see
accessing the energies too
letting go so the sun comes through
seeing this healing as it will be

sending out light to set it free
staying in peace light and tranquility 


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016


writer at work

{Author Sylvia Plath}

I am still thinking about how I want to proceed with this blog and what I want to do with it for now. One of the ideas that came to me is to present excerpts from stories I’ve written, or am in the process of writing or may write. I’ve done that already here, and even recently. So I want to continue on in that way.  

Also on this blog will be other ideas mostly on writing and its process. I believe this will be a good thing for me to do at this time until I decide what I am going to do about blogging and where. As for any personal type stuff, well, that will be going elsewhere.

Professionally, as an author I am surely ready to take off. But there is lots of work to be done first—on manuscripts and on media promo. One of the things I like about KDP – Kindle, is that the author has a lot of say and earns good percentages from sales. Down side to that is you are mostly in charge of promo yourself.

On the other hand, going with a publisher you will get their editing service, book covers, promotional, feedback and book reviews set up by them. Your percentage of sales isn’t as high as Indie, but a good publishing company can get you out there and seen where you need to be. In the agglomeration of ‘everybody wants to write a book’ these days, going with a good publisher can get you through the maze of millions of books that are available out there.

The good publishers, even the best e-book publishers still look for the higher quality authors to invest time energy and money. So with this in mind, I have lots to think about as I proceed toward my publishing goals. And truly now, some of these goals are not in the fiction realm. Many ideas are floating around inside of me and going in a different direction than I ever thought. 

Journalism and creative writing is in my background as an author, so with that said, I can do anything I want when it comes to writing, Don’t you think?  

But finishing the fiction and the stories I already have written or are in the works is my first goal. For now. And I am taking a good look at Remember Him Yesterday with Nick and Krista... more to come on these two favorite characters. There is also Barefoot Dancer with Michael and Kim. This is another favorite story to finish and whip into shape for publication.

Getting ready to dance with stories!

Michael and Kim

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016


Skyline of Boston circa 1966

Nick and Krista from the Soul-Love  book, Remember Him Yesterday, live in an old brownstone first floor flat in Boston’s Back Bay. At this time, most of the apartments in the area are occupied by students attending nearby colleges or Universities. Everything they need is within walking distance, from corner markets to coin laundries. And of course the ever present bookstore/coffee house is a must. Local record stores are not only places for promoting musicians and their music but also meeting places to organize marches for love, peace and an end to the war. Anti-establishment ideas and experimentation prevail including new ways of thinking, and sexual freedom.

Creating a story and its elements:

As I work on the Soul-Love series especially Remember Him Yesterday, which is set in mid to late sixties era Boston, there are elements that make RHY come alive.

So where did I get the idea for this story and the characters. Also what is my research and/or my knowing about guitars, bikes, and generally how much of the sixties actually is in this story.

I chose the sixties because it was a time of awakening and transition. It also matches well with my characters given their backgrounds. Keep in mind this is not a book about the sixties, but a relationship love story about separation, and finding true Soul-Love. There is also a sub element with supernatural SF elements which also fits well with the sixties movement. For instance, Nick's psychic abilities and Krista's metaphysical upbringing, along with a few surprises.

The settings, time period, slang, counter-culture, events that happened then, are there to enhance the story, give authenticity and bring Nick and Krista to life as real as possible. 

On the research end, there is a lot of sixties stuff out there to pull from.

On coming up with the story: my father was a singer, a writer, a player of song. A talent that he generously handed down to his children. My brothers carry on as musicians or are in entertainment as well. So that part was easy when I decided my main character, Nick should be a musician. I know a little about vintage era guitars. And what I don't know, I just ask my retro thinking brother.  

As for Krista being a dancer and studying ballet, I did that, as did family before me. And I guess I've always believed dancers and musicians go well together. That artistic thing, you know. With that in mind, it just seemed natural to create Nick and Krista as a musician and a dancer living in 1960's Boston. 

About the 1962 Yamaha that is Nick's bike; I think it's one of the coolest bikes of that era. I also wanted to add some depth and flavor by having Nick and his Grandfather restore the bike together while Nick was so young. Since his Grandfather is no longer here, Nick has a strong affinity with his bike because of how it came to be his. 

This was first posted several months back. Way past time for this story to come to fruition...

Love Peace and Granola


© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016


when the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
I'll be in love with you...

"Hurry up, you're going to miss it," she called as she opened the back door and stepped out into the evening. 

"Be right there," she heard his muffled voice answer from inside their home.

Their old world stone and mortar house was situated on a high rock cliff overlooking the ocean, where the views of the sea and sky were astounding.

Today she wore her wide brimmed straw hat, and as she closed the back door the wind caught it just right sending it flying across the stone patio floor. Chasing it down, she caught the hat and placed it firmly atop her head, before it had a chance to tumble over the side of the cliff and down to the ocean below. 

"I'm going on out," she called. "Hurry and meet me there." She took the pathway leading to their special old wooden bench where they would sit and watch the beauty of nature unfolding before them.

It wasn't long and she heard his footfalls behind her on the path. She glanced up at him. "Well, it took you long enough to get here," she said, teasing him.

He swung his timeworn leg around and sat down beside her on the bench, handing her a green bottle of Perrier filled with fresh lemon juice and tiny slices of lemon. He held his usual cobalt blue bottle of lager in the other hand.

She looked at the bottles. "So that's what you were doing so long."

He smiled. "I know how much you love fresh lemon in your mineral water. Just thought I'd give it some extra juice today."

"You are so amazing," she said. "You always do such sweet things for me." 
He turned so he could look at her straight on taking in her beauty. "It's you that are the amazing one." He paused and stared into her ageing eyes. "If it hadn't been for you --who knows where I would have ended up in the scheme of things."

"Hush," she said, "I didn't do anything except the healings inside our connection, and that was what I was supposed to do. Humph, there were times hard to take."

"I didn't make it easy for you." He chuckled and shook his head. "Back then I could really drive you crazy, couldn't I."

She nodded and laughed at that. "But here we are, together." Then she turned and looked out toward the sea, pointing her finger to the horizon. "Would you look there," she said. The wonder of the sunset always astounded her every time she saw it. 

He reached out and placed his arm around her shoulder, pulling her close. She snuggled against him and they watched the many hues of deep blues, purples rose and coral colors flowing across the evening sky as the sun slowly disappeared behind the sea.

As they always did, they raised their bottles to the evening and clanked them together. 

"To the setting sun," he said.

"And to us," she said.

They looked at each other and smiled. She glanced skyward. "Thank you," she said low to no one, "for everything."

They touched their bottles again and said in unison, "To Portugal our home. Eu te amo."

(a paradise lost)

Kaye Manro

© copyright Kaye Manro 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Faith Of The Heart

It's been a long road
getting from there to here
it's been a long time
but my time is finally near
I can see my dreams come alive at last
  I can touch the sky
and they're not going to hold me down
no more no they're not 
going to change my mind
cause I've got faith of the heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I've got faith to believe
I can do anything
I've got strength of the Soul
no one's going to bend or break me
I can reach any star
I've got faith 
faith of the heart

It's been a long night
trying to find my way
been through the darkness
now I finally have my day
I will see my dreams come alive at last
I will touch the sky
and they're not going to hold me down no more
No they're not going to change my mind  
I've got faith of the Heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I've got faith to believe
I can do anything
I've got stength of the Soul
nothing's going to bend or break me
I can reach any star
cause I've got faith  
faith of the heart...

Russel Watson
Theme for
{Star Trek Enterprise Series} 
Probably my favorite ST series. Been watching it lately and really like the message that comes through in the song, Faith Of The Heart.

Anyone who knows me knows this Sci Fi girl likes Star Trek. The new movie, Beyond will be in theatres on July 22. Below is Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk.