Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Publication History


"Following the Whispers” - Chocolate for a Woman’s Blessings, by Kay Allenbaugh, published by Simon and Schuster.

“Taking Control” – treatment choices for breast cancer – Albuquerque Journal

“Turning Fifty” – Prime Time Newspapers

“Riding the Wave” – new perimenopause and menopause treatments – SAGE Magazine, Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal

“My Father’s Keeper” – Best Student Essays, Spring 2006, Vol. 18, Number 1.

“The Pink Ladies” – Conceptions Southwest, UNM’s Fine Art and Literary Magazine, Vol. XXIX, 2005 (nominated for Lena B. Todd award)

“The Pink Ladies” – Plainview Daily Herald

"Old Lady Arms" - Prime Time Newspaper, May, 2009

"Following the Whispers..." - memoir, published 2009

"The Wishing Steps" - novel, published 2016

"Still Me...After All These Years" - an anthology, published 2017