Other Publications


March 2016:  Opinion Story “Longmont Should Have Opted for Opt-Out Composting,” published in print and online in the Longmont Times Call, March 7, 2016.

Sept 2015: Article “A Legal Document Does Not Make Love. We Do.” published online at Elephant Journal, September 9, 2015.

Aug 2015: Op/Ed Column “Single-Bin System Won’t Work” (re: curbside composting options), published in print and online in the Longmont Times Call, August 22, 2015.

July 2010: Painting “La La La” published with excerpt from “The Joys of Spring” (edited to “Summer’s Joy”) in print and online at New Connexion:  Pacific Northwest’s Journal of Conscious Living, page 9.

April 2009: Article “How Reiki Energy Healing Can Benefit You, Now!” published online at GreenPosting.org

Writing Contests


January 2010:  Poem “When the Snickle Snares the Foo” wins the NCNM college bookstore creative writing competition

April 2010:  Essay “The Joys of Spring” wins the NCNM college bookstore non-fiction writing competition

December 2010:  Story “Adventure of a Bodhisattva” wins the NCNM college bookstore creative writing competition



* Invite Erika to Speak to Your Group *

“A Phoenix does not hate her Fire.  She uses it to Transform.

 ​And so can You.  ​

Your greatest adversaries and obstacles are  actually your Springboards. They serve as your Gateway.”​​

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~ Erika Fayina Marie, LAc, USMA Class of ’02