I write books that explore the joys and pains of womanhood, enlightenment, and self-exploration. So far, I've written a free verse memoir about heartbreak and healing, a book of essays for quiet women who want to be heard, and a self-discovery workbook that inspires self-reflection and personal growth.
I help women find, accept and express their truths through writing. My guidance enables self-acceptance and creative courage so connections can be made, stories can be told and depth can be celebrated.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
My workshops are heart opening. We gather, we vibe, and we explore self-discovery and writing techniques that release more uninhibited thought and expression. As a speaker, I cover topics related to creativity, self-discovery and emotional health.
This is an unfinished piece I’m working on for my book-in-progress, Underneath.
After a period of heavy socializing, I feel worn down, spent, drained of energy. Then I have to go be quiet for a long time. (excerpt from Wallflower)
Make the shift from valuing the outcome to valuing the journey itself -- even with all of its problems and uncertainties. (excerpt from Writing the Layers)
She loved him. But he didn't know how to love. He could see love and feel love. But he couldn't give love. He could make love. But he couldn't make promises. (excerpt from The Beautiful Disruption)
This exercise forces you to step back and learn how to feel sensations like anxiety without allowing them to take over and become all that there is.
The key to living a mindful life is to slow down, focus and find a clear, peaceful place inside that reminds you of what really matters.
I forgot how to appreciate my own attention.
I thought she needed to be conquered, this hidden part of me, but that wasn’t it. She needed to be loved. This raw, messy, unfocused and untamed part of me needed to feel loved. That is how I began to get free.
Because what it takes to embrace your life is the same thing required to embrace your writing voice -- complete and utter surrender.
When you decide to write about your life and share your personal journey through your blog, how do you find and grow an engaged audience?
Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been blogging for awhile, you will reach a point where you question what you’re doing and wonder if it makes a difference. This three-hour masterclass will provide you with tools and ideas you can put into practice right away.
Do you know how it feels to want something so badly that you dread it?
I grew up believing that my mother was moody, intensely paranoid, and detached from reality. I held her responsible for making my life a secret, for giving me so much to hide and lie about. She was tormented by something, I could see that, but I knew nothing about her mental illness.
So I sit in this strange, stretching moment before the difficult things are said and the feelings are hurt.
It started with a willingness to face myself and take responsibility for my mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Having dealt with anxiety and constant overwhelm for as long as I can remember, minimalism has been one of the best treatments.
You are going to make mistakes and you are going to be humbled, but you have to see it through.
When you look for meaning in the unpleasant and uncomfortable things, you find a certain calmness that eases the ache.