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For over twenty years, our use of poetry, mindfulness, innovation, and reflection in our jewelry and storytelling has filled hundreds of thousands of Waxing Poetic customers with wonder and delight.
In 2016, Waxing Poetic Founder Patti Pagliei survived breast cancer, lost her home, and witnessed her six-year-old daughter’s courageous journey through the first of two brain surgeries. During the pandemic, she and her family lost yet another home.
It was then that Patti and her family decided to put their life’s belongings in storage and hit the road on an adventure to find a deeper belonging. Through this tumult, Patti and her husband, John, discovered how to break free from convention and live a turned-on, vibrant life.
As wonder would have it, two years ago, we received an offer from a publisher (who is also a fan of our work) to write a book based on our poetry and Patti’s journey. The result is our new book, The Way of Wonder, where Patti and her husband John explore the great invitation we each carry with us: to live our fullest expression, to bring forth our gifts, give our over-processing minds a break, and return to our flow.
In this book, you will come away with the realization (and good medicine): that wonder isn’t simply one invitation but many to the same glorious, coveted event: your life.
– Excerpt from The Way of Wonder by Patti Pagliei and John Simpson
In Magical Gateways, we visit some of the challenging places we are sure to face in our time here on Earth—the hard parts inherent in humanness: difficulty, fear, doubt, loss, courage, illness, and darkness.
In Exalted Encounters, we explore the everyday miracles of the ordinary, the phenomenon of alchemy, and the accidental gifts of serendipity. We uncover the expansive life that is available to us in the “now” and in the unknown.
In Ongoing Celebrations, we get back to the great sense of belonging: to joyfully attend our unexpected triumphs, the somewhat victories, and the small but significant moments.To be present to our shifts in perception and changing directions.
Patti Pagliei and John Simpson are a husband-and-wife duo and partners in a creative syndicate that includes the inspirational jewelry brand Waxing Poetic and a weekly newsletter, Here Today, with John and Patti. Their life together has been alighted to the way of wonder through their adventures and artful endeavors, but also several life-changing health, home, and business challenges. Forced to reexamine their perceived limitations, they uncovered the way for this book, which they consider one of their greatest successes—along with their family and zest for life. They live in Santa Barbara, California, with their daughter, Lulu.
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