Theresa Varela

Welcome to my blog! Here I weave prose with an occasional sprinkling of poetry about Spirituality and Writing. I am the recipient of International Latino Book Awards for Covering the Sun with My Hand in 2015 and Nights of Indigo Blue: A Daisy Muñiz Mystery in 2016. I hold a PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development, and currently work with the mentally ill homeless population in New York City. I am a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and a member of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, am on the Advisory Board of the Latina 50 Plus program, and am a member of the PEN American Center. I am the co-founder of La Pluma y La Tinta, a Writers’ Workshop.

My writings are from the perspective of one who is in awe of the power of the Universes and its spiritual influence on people and how they relate to others  and the urban environment. I consider myself a warrior for the healing and reconstruction of our troubled planet. As a writer, I blend Spiritualism and Magical Realism and create stories that some may call “paranormal,” but that I term, “normal.” I write mostly about Latinas who do what it takes to squeeze out of the expectations of traditional women’s roles and create new and wondrous lives.

I post blogs here that encompass the realms of writing, spirituality, and other perspectives of my wonderfully mundane world.  I often add interviews about people who inspire the written and spoken word. My muse whispers the subject matter to me and leaves it up to me to share my thoughts, visions, and offerings.  They are urban inspired although some of my most precious time is on the beach or in the woods where I find peace, solace, and all those other things that we cherish.

Contact me at theresavarela@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter @Theresa_Varela

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