Stories to Tell


A Friend In Me

Today after class I was struck by a question from a beautiful soul. The question was simple and yet it made my world stop. “Is there anything you need?” she said. …..long lingering pause….. “What...

Golden Birthday

Today is your golden birthday, and I can’t help but stare at you a bit longer and take extra kisses to the edges of your smile. I believe with my whole body that you were...

Life. A Game I Won’t Play

Don’t hold me if the only way you are going to do it is down. I don’t want your embrace if the tightness steals my voice. I don’t want your comfort if it comes with...

Street Named Belief

The day I stood for me some left some judged some screamed and aimed to tear down my roots. The difference on that day was that I was willing to stand alone. I was scared...

I See Me

I saw you in the water. I stood there as the storm burned through the cold. When my eyes could part I saw the water. Endless. Dark. With a current that begged and pleaded. I...

The Things We Teach

My 8 year old daughter came to my class yesterday. I taught as I do right now. From a place that felt real in that moment. I spoke about pain and hiding and didn’t hold...

This Body Is Alive

Some journeys we are meant to make more than once. There was a time I didn’t know that. And so when familiar feelings or thoughts returned with a vengeance I felt the sharp nakedness of...

More Than One Word

When I look back on this year, there isn’t one word for it. There isn’t one emotion or one story. It was a year. One full of highlights and stormy nights. One of fullness and...

I Write What My Bones Feel

I write about joy and love, but more often than not I find myself writing about the journey there. About loss and pain and the grips of grief. I find myself in the those spaces...

Virtually. At least for now? I'm open.