Mental Fitness Coaching With Brian R. Martens
In Armstrong Woods State Reserve
In the fall of 2017 he declared himself a full-time poet and writer, and committed to have a book of poetry published. The book is mostly Haiku and a few other favorite poems. He learned Haiku from his work with Angeles Arrien Ph.D., a cross-cultural anthropologist, over the course of seven years.
He writes poetry concerned with the “Human Condition," and such topics as Awareness, Transformation, and Deep Intuition. He seeks to inspire and motivate people, with articles, podcasts, creativity workshops, and poetry to recognize their own deep creative spirit and to express that to the world. He believes everything we do on earth is a creative act, and being creative is an act of self-love.
Poetry By Brian R. Martens
Thoughts About My First Book
My teachers and mentors say that I have always been a poet, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2017 that I read in Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way about the “shadow artist” and realized that it was time for me to step out from behind being a shadow poet and commit, take a stand, and publish a book of poetry. I didn’t know how that would happen at the time but I had undergone enough training in my master’s in organization development plus many seminars in leadership, marketing, and many other disciplines that I felt I could create a book. I also felt it was time to trust the Universe and let go of how this creation might happen.
A MYTH MAKER, A DREAMER
Reading the sample I had of Brian's poetry I thought, here is a myth-maker, and a dreamer. He does what many poets do, looking closely at the experiences of his life to see where they open out into spaciousness. But my inner ear also caught mythic tones, and dream-time themes. He weaves them together with the quotidian, and suddenly, there is something shining and breathing there, that gives blessing.