Colleen Moran Baldrica is an official Chippewa (Ojibwe) Tribe member of the Pembina Band, from the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota. She has worked for more than 28 years in public education, and holds advanced degrees with an emphasis in School Counseling.  She has lived her entire life in the St. Croix River Valley, and currently resides in Stillwater, Minnesota, with her husband.

Colleen worked in education for over 28 years;  presently she mentors writers, leads drumming circles,  does presentations, actively volunteers.


Greetings All

Time sure does fly by and life can change in an instant. I remind myself everyday, life is a gift and I never take it for granted.

I love taking my walk everyday. Sara, my cocker spaniel, loves walks even more then  me. Together we walk around the lake, or through the golf course, or in one of county or state parks that are close by. Many days my husband joins us. When walking though the wooded areas, I am living in the NOW. My mind is totally clear of thought; sometimes I pray, sometimes I hum. This is my living in the moment. The joy within overwhelms me with emotion. I always return with a smile on my face and a feeling of calm within.

Writing Tree Spirited Woman has changed my life. I have met many wonderful people all over the world.  I am currently involved with Spirited Woman, lead drumming circles, present for churches, book clubs and retreats. I am so blessed.

I have you the readers to thank for purchasing Tree Spirited Woman and leading me on a new and wonderful path, and for inviting me into your lives and sharing your stories.  I treasure every note and/or e-mail I receive.

Treasure the gift of life and share your positive attitude with everyone you encounter.

God’s Peace To All,