Thoughts on Life, Love & Loss
Mary Anne Ruddis lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer, non-profit executive, and believes that we are all responsible for the world that we live in.
It is up to each of us to do the hard work of self-discovery to heal ourselves so we can collectively heal the world.
Many years ago, the idea to write about how spirituality infuses everyday encounters was born in a hotel meeting room in Washington DC at a personal empowerment workshop.
Three years before attending the workshop, Ruddis’ 36-year-old husband and nine-year-old daughter died after they both suffered through years of cancer treatments. The idea for Spirit in the Street was born as a way to find meaning in life and make sense of death while sharing lessons learned along the way. Two months after returning from that workshop, Ruddis’ ten-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed two years later.
Spirit in the Street seemed to have died as well but it has now been resurrected as an exploration of Life, Love, and Loss.