Welcome! Capture Life Writing is the essence of Mary Clista Dahl. From my National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat sanctuary in Western New York I share emotional and mental wellness through the power of words, love, human connection and nature. I live the quote from Hafez of Shiraz, “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” I am blessed to have taught myself the skill (through writing and reflection) of living perpetually happy. And I absolutely love to write, so enjoy!