Meet Natalie Ducey!

This week I am supporting author Natalie Ducey for RRBC’s Pay It Forward week. During the week authors and readers support and showcase the work of others with promotion and networking. Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to an author with a BA in Psychology who has worked in the field of Counselling for the past 15 years.

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About author Natalie Ducey

Through her work and personal journey, she has witnessed the remarkable power of the human spirit. Natalie strongly believes that we are connected by similar and relatable experiences, and through her poetry she captures the brilliant beauty of life’s journey.

In her own words she explains, “Through poetry I try to capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. I believe we are connected by similar and relatable experiences. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye; we know the immobilizing force of grief; we experienced hardships that have brought tears, revelations, and self-discoveries of strength unknown. These trials could easily dishearten us, but instead we choose to be more loving, compassionate, and kind. That is worth celebrating!”

Natalie was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, with her two brothers and twin sister. She now resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a Soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces, and their little dog, Bella. She enjoys kayaking and the freedom and serenity of being one with water. She is an avid reader, passionate writer, and seeker of tranquility along life’s mystifying journey.

In February 2015, Natalie published her first book of poetry – The Heart’s Journey Home, a collection of 23 poems celebrating the brilliant beauty of life’s journey.

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The Heart’s Journey home:

Poetry for the soul. The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems that capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye. We know the immobilizing force of grief; we experienced hardships that have brought tears, revelations, and self-discoveries of strength unknown. These trials could easily dishearten us, but instead we choose to be more loving, compassionate, and kind. That is worth celebrating.

The Heart’s Journey Home is a celebration of our heart’s journey through life’s majestic beauty. The collection includes 23 poems titled: Reckless Words, Borrowed Angel, Nobody’s Fool, Silence of the Heart, Love’s Illusion, Fallen Angel, Let’s Dance, Where Does the Love Go, Young Love, Small Town Girl, Winter’s Gift, Destined to Fly, Eternal Love, The War Within, To my Sister on our 40th Birthday, Goodbye without Warning, Old Oak Tree, Names in the Sand, Can’t Let Go, Memories Linger, Caged Bird Sings, Surrender, and Heart’s Journey Home.

Reviews for Natalie’s work:

* The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems about love, loss, grief, hope, and the human journey. The poet does a wonderful job of evoking many differing emotions, often within one poem. Each and every piece of poetry resonated with me, and taken as a whole, this is a gem of a book. I look forward to more poetic offerings from this writer.

*  This is a lovely, heartfelt collection of poems – and very commendable being from a first-time author! Wisely, Ducey does not set out to change the world or write Homer’s Odyssey, but to speak from the heart about the topics that seem to matter most to her – her family and relationships, love and friendship, life’s big picture.

My favorite lines are:
“In time we will make peace with the keeper of the stars…” (from the poem, ‘Nobody’s fool’)

and

“To have you as my sister is the gift that never ends…” (From the poem “For my sister on our 40th birthday”)

Down to earth and relatible in both language and subject matter, “The Heart’s Journey Home,” is a peaceful and earnest read. Enjoy.

Contact Natalie: 

Book link on Amazon: 

Twitter:  @natalieducey 

25 thoughts on “Meet Natalie Ducey!

  1. A marvelous post! Thank you. I have had the very real pleasure of reading and reviewing ‘Heart’s Journey Home.’ and can’t recommend it highly enough. It would make an absolutely perfect Christmas gift for anyone that enjoys poetry written from the soul.

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  2. Since reading The Heart’s Journey Home I’ve become a big fan of Natalie’s work. Check out her blog/website too, where she shares poetry. I find her work to be soothing, heartfelt and tranquil. Wonderful to see her featured here during PIF week.

    Lizzie, wishing you and Natalie a happy Friday!

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