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About the Author

Lark Syrris lived in the Chicagoland area with her husband Demitri and their mini pinscher Chihuahua Triceratops (aka, Cera). During her career of 20 years working with men and women who have been victims of violent crimes, Lark Syrris found herself increasingly amazed by the healing power of unconditional positive regard and spiritual insights. She drew her inspiration for her writing from her clients, her family, and her own spiritual quest and experiences. She believed her life’s calling was to be a source of inspiration, hope and healing. Lark Syrris had an MA degree in English from Northern Illinois University, and an MS degree in Human Services from National-Louis University. She was a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). 

Before changing her career to the field of psychotherapy (also known by the friendlier term “counseling”), Lark Syrris had worked in the technical writing field, where she honed her writing skills to make complex subjects easy to understand. She entered this profession after reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig, which convinced her to give computer technology a chance, even though she had never seen a computer outside the Pac Man game that people played in bars.  Serendipitously, she landed a job with Pirsig’s former employer where Pirsig had been working as a technical writer by day and writing Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by night. Lark Syrris knew from this moment of synchronicity that her fate as a technical writer had been sealed, but it would not end there.

Lark passed away on February 10th, 2024. Read her obituary here.

Photo Credit: Victoria Lunacek Photography

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