Book Cover Unveiling – Words We Carry

coming soon new


I am very excited to share with you today, my cover reveal for my newest book –  Words We Carry. I worked with my graphic artist Yvonne Less to capture what I wanted the book to represent.

The concept of this book is a deep look into the events and criticisms I experienced in my own life which impacted the way I saw myself; the way I felt judged by others. I wrote these essays based on various incidents and emotional slights I incurred when I was younger, and I share my strategies I created to overcome them.

My stories examine how these remembered insults play a big part in the way we begin to see ourselves, resulting in the residual damage to our self-esteem.

Much of who we are is created by the things we’ve experienced. Some people get so deflated and feel inadequate throughout their lives, not knowing how to get out of that funk, and others may not even recognize they are living it. I chose to overcome my feelings of inadequacy with whatever methods I knew how in an effort to better myself. Although some of the things I tried may sound a bit crazy, the point was, that I used what I could to help me feel better about myself and I share my inspirations and quirks in this book.

Nobody can say what it will take to make one feel comfortable in their own skin. By sharing my experience about what I learned along the way to help boost my own confidence level, I hope to inspire others to finding a positive path in finding their own happiness.


“I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”


What do our shopping habits, high-heeled shoes, and big hair have to do with how we perceive ourselves? Do the slights we endured when we were young affect how we choose our relationships now?

D.G. takes us on a journey, unlocking the hurts of the past by identifying situations that hindered her own self-esteem. Her anecdotes and confessions demonstrate how the hurtful events in our lives linger and set the tone for how we value our own self-worth.

Words We Carry is a raw, personal accounting of how the author overcame the demons of low self-esteem with the determination to learn to love herself.

“D.G. Kaye offers hope to those of us imprisoned by the negative words and scripts engrained in our minds. WORDS WE CARRY, her own true story, tells us how to re-establish our self-esteem and attract the positive relationships we all deserve!”–Deborah A. Bowman, Author, Publisher, and Advanced Clinical Psychological Hypnotherapist (ACPH)

UNSUNG LULLABYE – Ode to Conflicted Hearts


Conflicted Hearts Cover SMALL revisedThe cradle rocks, I am serene in these new surroundings; in this new world.

Peaceful it sounds, nothing in thought; for I am new here; not yet aware of the complications of life.

At first I crawl, then I take my first steps.
Confusion now stirs within, unsettling thoughts; the noise becomes louder.

I watch the children laugh and play as they are coddled by their mothers.

While my tummy churns, I do my chores and keep my words silent so that I may avoid the angry words for what I didn’t do well enough.

I’ve become a chess pawn in this game of life; a messenger between husband and wife.

The onus is on me to make it better; a child without the tools.

The hurts have tallied, enough guilt to carry for a lifetime.

It’s time to leave now and find my peace; in new surroundings, in a new world.