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In 2005, Marie Kukula moved from Southern California to a 10-acre ranch in the mountains of northeastern Washington in an effort to simplify her life, live more creatively, and reconnect with nature. Leaving behind a career in the publishing industry, Marie set out to create a new life that was meaningful and fulfilling. This led her to write THE SPIRIT FACTOR

Marie is a writer, poet, lyricist, designer, speaker, and activist. Her creative accomplishments include a successful line of nature-inspired clothing and inspirational gift products ( and, recently, having several of her poems recorded as songs. THE SPIRIT FACTOR is Marie’s first book.

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