Monday, November 1, 2010
Welcome to New Spotlighted Author - Michele Doucette!
My name is Michele Doucette, and I am, as some may have already been able to surmise, of French Acadian ancestry.
I love to play with words. I love to experiment with words. I love to orchestrate and arrange words. Winning spelling bees in Grade One, it is easy to see that I have always been fascinated with words. In addition, I was also reading before I ever went to school.
I always knew, on an intuitive level, that I would, someday, be published. One could conceivably say that I was destined to delve into the realm of authorship.
History quickly became my favorite subject in school; a fascination with research that also developed into a passion called genealogy. Focusing on the French Acadian people, I have worked on my own personal genealogies for close to twenty years. I have also been able to assist a great many in search of their own French Acadian roots.
Since 1985, I have been employed as a Special Education teacher. Working with the mentally and physically challenged, for the better part of twenty years, I have also worked with visually challenged, globally challenged and behaviorally challenged students. Likewise, I have worked with severe learning disabled and high functioning autistic individuals. As much as I continue to admire those that are employed as regular classroom teachers, this is an area in education that has never beckoned to me. September 2010 heralded the beginning of year twenty-six as a specialist teacher.
Not long after the birth of my eldest child, I was ready to embark on a spiritual journey; a journey in search of my own inner truth. Some have referred to this trek as one called Gnosticism.
This journey began with the reading of The Messengers: A True Story of Angelic Presence and the Return to the Age of Miracles by Julia Ingram and G.W. Hardin. It was this very book about Nick Bunick that led me into the adventurous realm of the metaphysical unknown. In continuation, I have been the webmistress of Portals of Spirit, a website dedicated to spirituality, since the dawn of the new millennium.
In keeping with this journey, I am very much fascinated by alternative healing modalities, holding both a Crystal Healing Practitioner diploma as well as a Level 2 Reiki certificate.
I am looking forward to sharing this next month with you.