Heather Shaff
MeetHeather Shaff
Heather is a book designer based in Boston who, when she’s not writing or taking care of the fam, can be found racing her bike, enjoying nature, or just daydreaming.

From the mind of Heather

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POETRY: Grief

The weight of grief can pull you under. A poem about finding the strength and the ability to breathe again, when you fear all is lost.

Heather Shaff
June 20, 2022
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My {Letter of Recommendation} to the Department of Reincarnation

After reflecting on the lessons she’s learned in this life, Heather writes her own letter of recommendation to the Department of Reincarnation.

Heather Shaff
June 16, 2022
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POETRY: Dancing Lessons

Forgiveness is a delicate, challenging dance. Where do we learn how to do it? At what age did we learn to turn and turn and turn the other cheek?

Heather Shaff
June 10, 2022
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The Fish: Finding Your Peace in a Frenetic World

Is there anything quite like a good day of fishing? A man escapes the frenetic pace of his daily life to find his freeing counterbalance.

Heather Shaff
May 26, 2022
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POETRY: The Scent of Spring

A woman hikes through the forest with her exuberant dog on a spring day. The sights, sounds, and scents of spring are everywhere.

Heather Shaff
May 18, 2022
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POETRY: Why I Write

With so many things to do with our idle hands and time, why do we decide to write? It’s time to ask our Selves that question.

Heather Shaff
April 18, 2022
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{My Bad}: Honoring and Adjusting to Preferred Pronouns

Becoming more open and understanding about gender identity is a learning process. And we all make mistakes. Let’s be gentle with ourselves and others.

Heather Shaff
April 5, 2022
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POETRY: Desert Crime Scene

What is the difference between a bloody carcass, picked over by scavengers and the modern wreckage of civilization? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

Heather Shaff
March 26, 2022
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{Restarting} the Loop: Understanding the Circular Nature of Time and Change

How do we change our behavior or bad habits? The answer is not by avoiding them, but by understanding what emotions and thoughts start us on the wrong path.

Heather Shaff
January 11, 2022
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