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My Poetry Book is Coming out in Fall of 2019!

I’m VERY excited to announce that my full length poetry book, The High Shelf, will be published this fall! Publishing a book—and this book in particular—has definitely been on my bucket list, and I’m delighted that it was accepted for publication by the wonderful...

Questions of Travel…

Hello from Nepal!   I’ve been having a wonderful time here; it’s especially wonderful to be traveling with my two kids!   And Nepal is a special place—the people have been very kind, friendly and gentle.   Traveling so far away makes me feel both how large our world...

You Must Ask for What You Really Want… 8 Questions to Help.

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you Don't go back to sleep!You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep!People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch, The door is round and open Don't go back to sleep!--Rumi I...

Remembering Mary Oliver

Last week Mary Oliver died. Oliver was a huge model and influence for me, as for so many.  I plan to write more about her in the upcoming weeks, but for today I want to share one of her poems with gratitude for her work and for her spirit:   The Swan Did you too see...

Make 2019 the year you embrace your full story

Whether you're new to writing or a veteran, published writer, it's likely that some of your writing habits may be unhealthy. And it's likely that some of your expectations for your writing don't always serve your own best interests. We can all get stuck in unhelpful...

Happy Solstice!

    Today is solstice, the shortest, darkest day of the year. We're as far as the sun as we're going to get. And tomorrow we come get just a bit closer to the sun again. In this cold, dark time of year, it can sometimes feel that the outer darkness reflects...

Make of Yourself A Light

Today is the first day of Hanukkah, a celebration of the miracle of light. In the Hanukkah story, when it seemed that there was no more light left, the light kept burning until a new reserve of oil was ready.Even in dark times, we have access to more light than we sometimes know. At this dark and busy time of year, it’s important to remember the miracle of not only the external lights, but also the internal.To honor the light that is within each of us, I want to share a poem by Mary […]


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