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Ellen M. DuBois resides in Massachusetts with her fiance and Cooper the rescue dog. She is the author of several books and has been a contributing author in several books including "More God Allows U-Turns", "Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders - Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News","Sisters" (Blue Mountain Arts gift book), "Romancing the Soul", and "Soul Matters For Teens". Her poem "I Whispered a Prayer or Two" was published as an Inspirational greeting card by Blue Mountain Arts.

She is the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and hosts the support site MiscarriageHelp.com. She is also the author of Jackie's Heart, romantic suspense.

In addition to writing, Ellen is a piano teacher, an avid, amateur photographer and creator/designer of Hope Angel Bracelets.

I am calm while photographing the beauty and mystery of nature.

by Ellen DuBois on 09/07/20

During this pandemic, I've found I'm noticing more about the world around me. I've been living in a small bubble and quite frankly, venturing out of it makes me very uneasy. I've been teaching piano online to the best of my ability, but there are so many students I haven't seen since having to close my studio in March, (temporariliy).When I venture out to the grocery store, I try to shop as quickly as possible and am riddled with anxiety as I try to follow arrows and breathe through my mask. I shop at a hurried pace, making sure I'm socially distant from others. We're all living it and it's not easy...it's surreal.  I pray for the day when God wipes this virus from the face of the earth. Until then, I do the best I can, cling to my faith and try to create balance in my life. One way is by taking pictures.

My own yard and my own town may seem like extraordinarily small spaces. In the grand scheme of things, they are. Yet, the closer I peer into the wonder of nature, the more I see and the bigger those spaces get. The more I focus on what's right in front of me, the more that's revealed. 

I am calm while photographing the beauty and mystery of nature.

A feeling of serenity washes over me when I see something beautiful. Taking pictures is almost...no, IS a spirtual activity for me.  I marvel at the amazing things God has created. They are living, thriving, growing in spite of the havoc this pandemic has cast upon human kind.

Here are some of my latest pictures. I hope you enjoy them and they bring a sense of calm, beauty and balance to your soul. They are simply how I see things through my lens.

Thanks for stopping by. Be safe and well.



I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Jackie's Heart. Since 2006 I've been hosting MiscarriageHelp.com, a support site for women and their families who have miscarried.

I'm published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (a Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns.

I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond. Music is another passion of mine and I'm blessed to share the gift of music. I'm also a shudder bug like my mother was. I love taking pictures. 

Note: This post may contain affiliate links and I may be compensated a small commission at no cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.


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Welcome to my author & photography page.

I live in MA with her fiance and rescue dog, Cooper. I teach piano to over 30 students and am the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery. I also run a miscarriage support site. When I'm not teaching, I'm often making inspirational bracelets or outdoors taking pictures. A creative soul with a rescue dog.

I also welcome you to visit my author page on Amazon, Ellen M. DuBois, on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Thank you, be well and God Bless! Ellen

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