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Origin Story

For now, and for always, home is where the four-legged friend greets me at the door.

Hailing from the Midwest, after contending with 20-something years of bitter winters (but blessed with a beautiful skyline, as pictured above), I made my way to the Mid-Atlantic where I earned my master’s degree in counseling psychology (and prior to becoming a vegetarian, learned the proper way to shell a crab.) I’ve gone on to explore my calling as a writer with a passion for stories: sharing in them, learning from them, and watching them weave the threads that keep us connected: with one another and with the planet that keeps us afloat.

Writing isn’t just my day job – it’s a resting place.

Where I’m continually expanding my comfort zone and uncovering the wonders of not only what it means to be human, but to be fully alive: to absorb, the good, the bad, and the ugly with grace and gratitude.

As an active minimalist and mindfulness practitioner, I opt for experiences over extravagances, and thrive in warm, open spaces that reflect my values. Each of these, like most things in life, is an ongoing journey. And each has helped me cultivate ways of being that both reward and challenge me in profound ways.

When I’m not blogging, meditating, daydreaming, or otherwise tending to the responsibilities of being an adult/kid at heart, you can find me

Chasing the sun,

Ticking books off my to-read list,

Making the best desserts, &

Playing with my sweet pup, Lyla.

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