A PowerPhrase in a nutshell:

A short simple expression that says what you mean, means what you say, without being mean when you say it.

SpeakStrong in a nutshell:

Kindly cut to the chase and get to the point.

Meryl in a nutshell:

Still finding my voice after all these years. Getting there!

The Mission:

To cultivate fertile soil for soul-level conversations that uplift, inform and deepen relationships. To inspire communication that leads to communion.


I am retired now. I simply offer books by the box and my musings and reflections. I hope to enrich you with those offerings.

There may be more to come. We’ll see how this unfolds.

Books by the Box

Full boxes of “PowerPhrases” & “SpeakStrong” books can be yours for shipping cost.

PowerPhrases are 40 books per box and weigh 50 pounds.

SpeakStrong is 32 books per box and weighs 40 pounds.

I ship via media mail. I only accept checks at this time.

Such a deal! Email or call and we’ll work all this out.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Kathie Huttegger

    Meryl, I am a healthcare administrator educator and I have been using your quotes for years in the workplace and the classroom. I especially tell my communication classes about your website. I actually came here to be sure I was citing correctly and sending the most current web address and am happy to see you are getting to enjoy retirement.

    I would be glad to help distribute your life’s work. Send me the deets about “book by the box” please.

    (My 50 something kids have taught all of their children to use their “pass the butter” voice; in fact, I think it’s reached the third generation now.)

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