At the same time, I began to publish my poems widely, in such places as The New Yorker, slate.com, American Poetry Review, and The Kenyon Review.
After having my second child, Simone, four years after Gabriel was born, I began to write prose focusing on issues of transition, motherhood, peace and environmental justice. My creative prose has also been widely published in such places as Literary Imagination, Grist.org, and Yes! Magazine.
The questions I was writing about—questions of narrative shifts and heart-and earth- centered meaning—opened me to explore my own life in a new way, and I began for the first time to unravel the meaning of my own physical illness and imbalances that conventional medicine had not been able to help me with and that had bothered me on and off since my early 20s.
This line of personal inquiry led to a direct confrontation with early childhood trauma.
And this confrontation, challenging as it was, in turn helped me clarify my own commitment to healing on every level, my commitment to a spiritual path, and to helping create a more peaceful world in which all people are able to come into their authentic and aligned voice and vision.
An aspirant in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, I’ve studied numerous forms of spirituality, and I have a deep knowledge, also, of holistic health.