MS Warrior
The Pleasure Is Ours

Finding Me
In This Castle Built For Me......

finding the unknown is nothing but unexplored serenity

Hidden Halo

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About  - Finding Me

Life experiences, lessons and visions through positive and difficult encounters.  Learning from each experience in an impactful ever changing way.  Each poem is a life lesson that can be applied to anyone and help them feel empowered to find the beauty within.

Book layout

separated into 6 sections

Ø      The Castle Built For me
Ø      The Unexpected Road
Ø      Finding Me
Ø      Love Unconditionally
Ø      True Blessings To me
Ø      Did You Ever Wonder

Each section containing 6-11 poems with a page called journal thoughts for the day.  The journal thoughts for the day are bubble quotes taken from each poem. The life lesson, positive way to see the world and embrace life, embrace you.  As well as a blank page for the reader to write their own thoughts for the day.  What the poem meant to them, the positive lesson learned. 

I hope to capture readers looking for life's answers to those so often asked questions.  However not by giving them the answers, cause each person needs to find their own answers, travel their road and take their own journey, I hope this book of poems helps them find the path meant for them, to be used as a tool, a self help book to find the peace so many look for and struggle along their way.


 The hope to be impactful to anyone that has struggles in their journey, or knows someone that has struggled.  Young teens/adults that have suffered abuse, trauma or major illness or loss by this allowing them an avenue to work through their questions. 

About Hidden Halo 


It’s my HEALING Power.

I write because the emotions I felt upon coming face to face with a chronic and devastating illness engulfed me with fear.  It was breathtaking.  I needed a place to deposit those fears, so my heart would not explode with the reality of this illness, so I could begin to HEAL.  I felt at the time that I would lose things I enjoyed, experienced, and loved; I wanted to hold on tightly to my most cherished memories of my life before they became lost.  The struggles and obstacles, the tears and joys, the love and smiles, the successes and failures, all surround me through memories.  They have become the stories and quotes of my life they are my HEALING power.

 My HEALING Power of Writing

 Writing about your life can be one of the most courageous things a person can do; putting yourself out there in a vulnerable state for others to view, takes a courageous act, as well as brings some amazing power of healing to the soul.  Writing can heal; it allows the pain a place to go.  The paper in which the pen connects with listens, it becomes a confidant, the supporter, and safe outlet.  When you write long enough, putting each word to paper, searching for the perfect words to express your thoughts, you walk away feeling cleansed, a sense of release, and a heightened sense of self.  Putting the words to paper became a powerful healing experience for me.

I write because it’s the lens through which I see the world; it helps me find answers and explanations to my place within it. Writing is simply a part of me; it’s who I am; it’s my soul speaking. I write because I am NOT “superhuman” without pain and struggles.   We all experience life's ups and downs, pains and joys, heartbreak and love.  I write because it helps me connect with others who may not have the words of expression they need to heal.  I write because “we” all have a story, but not everyone is ready to share it.   I share mine because perhaps my stories and my words may bring healing power to others.   I write because I am NOT SUPERHUMAN. 

I write because the work engages me.  When I’m in the middle of writing, time stops, and worries disappear; and, for at a moment in time, catharsis appears, and the wounded, the struggle, the fear or sadness, is set forth in a stream of healing. I write because I feel it’s my best expression of self. Through writing, I hope to lend a voice to others who may otherwise struggle to articulate their thoughts and emotions and bring understanding to all their stories of life.

Writing is also my creative outlet of expression, words spoken that others find hard to hear.  But, in the written form, they become easier to digest and accept.  Expressing feeling in the verbal sense is difficult for many.  Allowing the paper and pen to speak as an alternative form often gives a sense of expression in a safety zone.  Hence, “Love letters”, “Dear John letters”, and the millions of “Greeting Cards” sold annually; where we choose to express our thoughts and feelings that are otherwise difficult for us to put into words.


About the Author

My journey began several years ago when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.   This devastating and often disabling disease which attaches the central nervous system left me questioning my future.  The fear I experienced was breathtaking; felt I was losing control of my life, the goals; the dreams I had were quickly fading.  I began to write, searching for answers.  My journey opened a new way of life for me, a new way to look at the future.  I began a fierce determination to beat this disease, to live my dreams and be impactful in the future for others.  I realized this journey was going to be life changing an opportunity for me to find peace and answers I had been searching for, years before the diagnosis of this illness.  However, I was never forced to look at my life internally from my soul.  I always felt that I had another day, another week, or another year to find the answers to live my dreams and build my future. This journey allowed me to find myself.


I wanted to share this journey, the fears, the thoughts, my life through poetry hoping to give others positive energy to fight, to live, to find themselves and live their life peacefully.  Together we can fight a bigger battle. Please join me in my fight against this devastating disease as well as other life experiences and challenges.  A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to research to fight MS.

Thank you,

Holly Stanbrough (Hartman )
aka - Flexy

Each illustration represents a poem in Finding Me 

Today I Pray

Castle Built For Me


In My Daughters Eye's

Do You Hear Me

The Beauty Within Me

A Village No More

The Beauty I See

Did You Ever Wonder

Love Unconditionaly
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