Joni Sensel

Joni Sensel is the author of Feeling Fate: A Memoir of Love, Intuition, and Spirit (2022). She’s also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction titles for adults, five award-winning novels for young readers, and articles in a variety of print and online magazines. A certified grief educator, she has recently focused her teaching and writing on creativity, spirituality, and experiencing grief. Sensel's adventures have taken her to the corners of fifteen countries, the heights of the Cascade Mountains, the length of an Irish marathon, and the depths of love. A Pacific Northwest native, she lives at the knees of Mount Rainier in Washington State with a puppy who came into her life as a gift that reflected afterlife influence.


Digging Deep: Finding Comfort after Husband’s Death

A Sudden Death Tony’s body is stretched on our living room floor. I hunker over my knees on the stepstool in the kitchen, trying not to see his husk from […]

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From Woo-Woo to Whew: Why I Embrace the Possible Fiction of Fate

Embracing Fate I don’t own a supply of tinfoil hats or a treasured collection of saints’ fingernail clippings. (And yes, for me the two are equivalent, though I respect your […]

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Mourn Like a Dog: Mark the Absence, Maintain Connections

Mourn Like a Dog After my beloved partner, Tony, died without warning early one morning in 2017, I lived for the occasional sense that his spirit was near. Our dogs […]

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