sunshine in winter

finding truth, love, and beauty along the way


Hello and Welcome,

I am BethAnne Kapansky Wright and these are my personal reflections where I blog on anything that comes to mind including poetry, personal essays, self-reflections, and heart meditations. Along with numerous articles and poems published at various independent sites, I am the author of Cranberry Dusk and Freebird Fridays. All words on this site are my own, unless stated otherwise. I can also be found at my official website.

I have been a Psychologist for almost 15 years, and I’ve run a private practice for 10. I am a lover of the sky and the trees and the earth and the sea. I found my soul mate in the unlikeliest moment (mile 7.5 of Silver Falls Marathon in Oregon, 2013) and we have a couple awesome little white dogs named Frodo and Sam and a mercurial calico cat named Shire. I live in Anchorage, Alaska but soon hope to call the island of Kauai home.

I love hearts and flowers and all things rainbow. I believe in authenticity, journeys of the heart and the trail of being a true human. I have an avid interest in spirituality, akashic work, shamanism, mother nature and the natural cycles of the earth. The full moon makes my heart swoon. I believe that Life wants nothing more than for us to look up and pay attention so it can have a relationship with us.

I view hardship as transformation in disguise, something that can tear down our walls so we are better able to find the grace of light and allow our hearts to become bigger than they were before. I believe we are here to experience what is human and what is divine, infinite beings given the gift and experience of this life, our spirits dancing in the stars each time we feel something new. I illustrate under the alter ego The Little Blonde Girl, and I and feel finding color and joy are necessities, not luxuries.

And I believe that Love is always the answer, no matter what the question.

I am influenced and inspired by all of these things. Thank you for stopping by and reading!

With Gratitude,

©BethAnne Kapansky Wright

36 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ve recently started following your blog after reading one of your articles in an online journal. Just wanted to say I love your writing, and thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. Hi from the antipodes. I found you on When Women Waken. I too share a fascination for the sky and its endless incarnations. I sometimes get out my binoculars to look at the moon’s craters when I am feeling stressed. It really helps me get into perspective. Love your writing!

    1. Thank you! The sky has a million beautiful possibilities doesn’t it? Like life. 🙂 That’s a lovely idea to look at the moon’s craters during stress. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, it’s nice to meet you!

  3. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

    1. Thank you so much… it is nice to meet you:) and I appreciate the kind words. And isn’t that life? We all have a lot to figure out… it’s nice that we can be there for each other on the journey!

  4. Hello: I greatly admire your blog and just nominated it for the, “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.” My post announcing your nomination just went up. Congratulations to you.

  5. Hi Beth! I’d like to ask you about republishing one of your blog posts. What’s the best way to contact you?

  6. I love your words! I’m studying to become an MFT and worry about losing my light while bring with clients in their darkness. Any words of insight?

    1. Hi Margarita, thank you so much for your kind words! I think it is a challenge for anyone in a people helping field to retain their light when they hear so much darkness, but we are remarkably resilient creatures and I think being aware of yourself is the first step in mindful prevention of compassion fatigue. A few thoughts off the top of my head- self care rituals are very important when working with others, especially ones that are grounding and get you out of your head and into your body and heart. Learning to let go of what you hear is important and choosing to consciously release the stories you hear from others so you are not carrying them around inside of you. Never underestimate the restorative power of being in nature or a good meal and a good night sleep! Last something somebody very wise once told me is to know the darkness and shadows inside myself and learn to shine love on them, for it is only in knowing our own darkness that we are able to make intentional choices that keep us from being drawn into other’s darkness. Good luck with all your studying and in your journey! 🙂

  7. bethanne – i found your blog through mikal (hello again! :)) your poetry is beautiful, and your post today touched me deeply. writing is an important part of my life as well, and i appreciate what you’ve created here.

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