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A word about the author...

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Literary author Sonya Rudikoff says that "history provides abundant examples of men and women whose greatest gift is redeeming, inspiring, liberating, and nurturing the gifts of others." Anyone who witnesses Kayce Stevens Hughlett's personal story and approach to life will agree she belongs on this list. Kayce is a woman who has redeemed a forgotten childhood, dared to follow her wildest dreams, and liberated a parent's worst nightmares. As I Lay Pondering is the essential witness to this transformed life.

live @ Cherry St. Cafe - Tulsa, OK"I never meant for this to be a book. What began as a coping mechanism during the darkest period of my life, morphed into a crucible for my own personal healing. By coming to the page day after day, I became aware of the vastness of life that lived both inside and outside of me. As I began to share my story through my blog others began to find personal connection that revealed their stories of healing, too."  ~ excerpt from a live author presentation


Collected over several years and refined through the experience of being present to the richness and vast spectrum of life's daily offerings, each day spent with As I Lay Pondering: daily invitations to live a transformed life brings the reader one step closer to personal awareness, fulfillment, and contented living. Consider giving yourself the gift of 10 minutes a day with this delightful book as you nourish yourself in abundant, fun, and thought-provoking ways.

Released in January 2012, this fresh and innovative daybook by Kayce S. Hughlett hints of a memoir, reads as a guidebook, and resonates with the human experience. Each of the 366 daily entries conjures the ineffable with soulful specifics—some tiny and concrete, others dreamily unreal—always seamlessly present. It is no heavy-handed moral guide to self-improvement; rather it is an invitation into the bigness of life. Filled with inspiration, personal reflections, and simple activities to deepen the pathway to presence, it is the ideal companion for any transformational journey.


What others are saying...

"Like Mark Nepo and Rachel Naomi Remen, Kayce invites me to learn with her day by day as she creates a handmade life. Her stories enlighten me while her prompts tickle my heart's ear to listen with more clarity and self-kindness. A beautiful way to spend a few minutes each day." Jennifer Louden, best-selling author and teacher

"These daily meditations are a treasure, full of wisdom and creative invitations for your own pondering. Immerse yourself in a year of grace through this book.”  Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author of The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

“Content and style are exquisite. Unabashedly riveting and exuberantly rich with philosophical, existential, metaphysical and theosophical inquiries, and introspections—as well as rich, tender, and funny personal insights." Pedro F Báez, Poet and Transformational Life Coach

"Kayce Hughlett’s As I Lay Pondering is a beautifully written invitation for us to explore the magical journey of life.  Her voice is lovely and lyrical and her lucid prose guides us to new awakening throughout the year.  It is a treasure of a book!" Carlene Cross, author of Fleeing Fundamentalism


Books Available primarily through Amazon (see link in right hand column). If you'd like to receive a personalized/autographed copy (limited availability), please email me personally @ Soft-cover copies and Kindle-version can be ordered through or check out Barnes & Noble online.

For ongoing inspiration from the author, visit her blog, live it to give it.