A born mystic, Cynthia was raised in Arabia. There she began taking divine dictation at age 10, penning her first poems.
Further expatriate decades led to more world travels and dual careers in journalism and global management development.
After studying the perennial teachings, she developed The Wisdom Wheel, and decided to leave corporate life. She relocated to Rhode Island to create a spiritual retreat center, where she has taught and led ceremonies, for the past 20 years.
The Importance of Paris is the first in her planned series of memoirs. The book won an IPPY (Independent Publishers Award) in 2019. Available on Amazon in eBook, Print and Audio, it recounts her years living in more than one Paris. Cynthia came of age in the former Paris of the Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon. When war erupted there in 1975, her sister was shot and her father kidnapped… Desperate to understand why the country she loved had disintegrated, she went to Paris, France for answers, since Beirut remained too dangerous to return to. Her quest to understand the reasons behind the violence led her to another woman whose husband had been assassinated in Lebanon.
“It took me a long time to tell my own story,” admits this former CBS News journalist. “My focus had been on telling other peoples’ stories.”