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Save the Date, Twin Cities!

If you are in the Twin Cities area on August 15, I’d be honored to see you at Open Book for the Play Like a Girl launch event! Please share this invite with other people in your life who may be interested. RSVP today!

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The Power of Stories

“What should we play this morning, Simon?” I ask after breakfast. “Books!” That’s my kid. My two-year old loves books. He wants to read books again and again and again, momma. He wants books first thing after snuggles in the morning, while he sits on the potty, on the couch, on the floor, in the […]

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Girls It Is

The following is my Author’s Note from the upcoming Play Like a Girl. To read more, pre-order it today! It bothers some foreign visitors that the people at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) refer to the high school students as “girls.” Many teenagers in Western cultures are called young women or ladies, considering that seniors in high […]

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Work & Rest: Trusting the Tension

Last Saturday morning, I was sitting on the couch totally content. My baby was snuggling on my chest. My two-year old sang along to the Beatles’ record he picked off the shelf. My spouse refilled my coffee cup. In that lovely moment, I had a breakthrough on an essay. I had been stuck for days […]

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Play Like a Girl

Full Circle

I travelled to Kibera, Kenya in 2012 and did a slew of interviews at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. I went back in 2013 and did more. I spent a few years arranging a manuscript from those interviews. I found an agent, we got a contract. Now in 2017, a group of KGSA students and administrators […]

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Living from the Center Within

Higher Consciousness Lies Within

A mutual friend introduced me to Michele Rae a few years ago. I was immediately drawn to her intuition and inner sense of peace. I had the distinct honor of offering Michele editing support through the writing, pitching, and publishing process of Living From Your Center Within.  Are you interested in moving toward wholeness and […]

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Claiming Her Story

Claiming Her Story

Here is a part of what I said at the KGSA gala last week about the wonderful Asha. It includes three short passages from my upcoming book. If these snippets interest you, Pre-order Play Like a Girl today! Asha’s family, like many families in Kibera, did not have a toilet. Because Kibera is not recognized […]

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Play Like A Girl Sneak Preview- 2/10

Play Like A Girl Sneak Preview- 2/10

Play Like a Girl is finalized, and available for pre-order. I will be doing my first reading from the official manuscript on February 10 at the KGSA gala. The event is free and open to the public. Please come and bring a friend! The passage I plan to read is about Asha, an amazing woman […]

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That Was Before

That Was Before

Muscle memory leads my absentminded, fatigued body away from the PICU to the elevators, through hallways and out to the parking ramp. I leave the hospital, drive downtown, enter another parking ramp, another elevator, another hallway, and walk into the waiting room for my own appointment. It’s totally surreal—to be the patient. Two weeks ago, […]

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My Top Posts of 2016

In 2016, my blogs were some of my favorite places to write. I contribute to Keeping Faith Today once a week, which has become an integral part of my spiritual practice. I contribute to Enough once a month, which has become a community of seeking and blogging women who give me so much life. Because […]

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