Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here. —Sue Monk Kidd, 'The Secret Life of Bees'

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<p>After learning of my husband’s multiple affairs and years of deceit, I chose to transform my pain by surrendering to it and living in “real time.” I was a spiritual seeker and life-long storyteller, but could I rise above my own story of betrayal to gratefully embrace the present moment? </p>

Fiction: Hello Loved Ones

<p>It’s 1968 in Holland, Michigan, and Sally Van Sloeten wants to know why her father doesn’t love her. Her mother, sister, and brother call her dad a deadbeat and never want to see him again, but Sally vows to find him in time for a Father/Daughter banquet, even if it means running away with a gas station attendant named Cash. She doesn’t care that her brother Lenny was arrested for breaking Cash’s nose. She won’t let Lenny’s explosive temper stand in her way, and she’s too preoccupied to wonder what has him so angry. All she knows is that she has to be like the other girls, whether it’s at the banquet or in the front seat of Cash’s car. But as Sally realizes her dream, her mother reveals a painful secret that sends her spinning out of control. </p>

Kids: My Health Is In My Hands

<p>Kids enter the world with wonderful sensitivities but over time can lose their ability to trust their choices. By tuning into the energy around them and in their food, kids are empowered to feel their best on all levels: body, mind, and spirit. With the help of a friendly ant, a little girl named Genevieve walks us through her way of choosing a meal, letting her fingers lead the way.</p>

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A genuine voice outshines any imperfection.HELLO loved ones…

I’m so happy you’re here!  Are you ready to share yourself and your story? Are you ready to be inspired so you can inspire others? Maybe you’re here because you have something to say, but you’re not sure what that means or how to start. Or maybe you’re looking for someone to coach you through finally birthing that book you are called to deliver. Whatever the case, you know that something greater is desiring to express itself through you.0019_e (2)

I can help you clear the blocks–either energetically or on the page–that keep you from living out loud. Through classes or one-on-one coaching, my promise is simple:

I will teach you to trust yourself. 

I will help you deliver your message in a blog or book.

Take a look around my site and let’s get started in the joyful process of creating and living our most authentic stories.

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Recent Blog Posts

June 22, 2016 |

Use ‘The 3 Gates of Speech’ When Writing Memoir

It was a summer day in 1977; I was watching “Days of Our Lives” with my mom while she folded laundry. The announcer broke in. “Elvis is dead,” he said, and my mom cried. I was too young to follow politics, and two years later, I would barely register the upheaval in Iran, but in my world, Elvis Presley reigned supreme. So I cried too.

June 21, 2016 |

What Inspires You? Some Musings on Finding the Muse

This week I went to a Meet-up event for writers– something that’s been on my to-do list for ages. There were seven of us at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village. We sat on the back patio with a noisy crowd of Cub fans. Above us a section of the cloth roof was rolled back like the lid of a sardine can, showing us a sliver of sky. We took turns posing questions to one another and shouting our answers down the length of the picnic table.

June 20, 2016 |

Writing Tip #2: Know Your Helping Verbs

This week’s writing tip comes in the form of a quiz! I memorized the following group of words as a chant in 7th grade English class (thank you Ms. Merkel) and they’ve stuck in my head ever since. What is this group of words called, and what is their job?

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