A Reading for 2024

I woke up on New Year’s Day to a sense of lightness. Did you feel it too?  After being up for hours in the night with my daughter, I figured I’d be ornery and tired come morning. (I normally am after nights like this.) But instead, I felt a levity I haven’t felt in a while. A…

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How I Healed from Lyme disease

Chronic illness has been a part of my journey in this life. It’s been my greatest challenger, the genesis of my darkest nights—and my greatest spiritual teacher. I was in my late teens when I first developed a set of strange, nebulous symptoms my doctors couldn’t piece together. Chronic yeast infections, terrible migraines and…

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How I Met my Future Self

The first time I met my future self I was in the thick of Lyme disease.  It had been several years since I first contracted the illness and had fumbled together a life that looked functional on the outside, but was filled with fatigue and frequent collapses inside.  Then, I got Lyme disease for a second time….

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Meeting your Future Self

I’ve always been enamored with the idea of the future.  I remember being a little kid on long car drives, staring out the window at the moon as she glided alongside us, thinking about the possibilities of what was to come. What would the future hold in my life? What adventures? What potential? What love? Often, when I…

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Claim the Life you Want

Boundaries are hard….especially if you’re an empath. Like a hibiscus flower in the full heat of summer, highly sensitive and empathic people are simply born with more openness.  This can be challenging—but it can also be spectacular. Being open means you can feel the height of a sunrise. The deep, wordless wisdom in a whale song. The joy of two…

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Can I Send you a Book?

This time last year I was nervously waiting for my book to come out.  I couldn’t seem to sit still.  I walked up and down to the creek. I braided and unbraided my hair. I carried my five-month old in circles around the garden, picking peppermint leaves with every turn.  Then, it came out…and it was one of the…

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This One Word Heals Everything

Sometimes life can feel like a slog.  It’s ok, we’ve all been there.  Lately my daughter and I have been sick with a deep, long cold that’s been going around. All projects or adventures were put on hold while we simply got through the day. Wake up, breakfast, play time, lunch, nap, repeat.  I was going…

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