Elva Winter, PhD, writes from listening and learning as college professor, certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, and certified sexuality therapist. She is daughter of Alice May Whitmoyer and James Garrett Shertzer, Sr., within whose family she first began to wonder.

It has already been said. It has already been lived. But not said with your voice. Not lived with the life that you are. Believe the poets. They comfort, they guide, they challenge. They will journey with you if you seek their companionship.

“For I believed the poets; it is they who utter wisdom from the central deep, and listening – to the inner flow of things, speak to the age out of eternity.”
~James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), Columbus