"Tending the Fire prompts deep musings relative to envisioning our precious lives well-lived-each poem truly a priceless gift!" -Joan Borysenko, PhD "Marilyn Loy Every stimulates the imagination with richly textured, vibrant, and beautiful metaphors and images inviting one to move beyond words to be open to the grand birthing of wisdom in the sageing years of our lives." -J. Melvin Bricker, DMin "Dr. Loy Every's poetry gives a bold voice and fearless insights for many who are hungry to behold aging from a spirited, life-giving stance." -Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress Dr. Marilyn Loy Every holds a Doctor of Ministry in Wisdom Studies with a focus on aging, a Certification in Spiritual Direction, and a Certification in Sage-ing Leadership. She also has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Science in Audiology. Dr. Loy Every is the visionary and founder of Sagessence, LLC, with a mission of promoting affirmative transformation of personal and cultural views that honor aging in our society. Her belief is that in discovering new potential in aging, embracing liberating images and honoring change, we can more fully contribute to our families, communities and to the welfare of future generations. Thus, we foster a most magnificent sense of meaningful fulfillment at the end of a life journey.