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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.  Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty […]

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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! Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl Asha’s family, […]

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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! Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play […]

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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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Favorite Books of 2016

Favorite Books of 2016

There was a person on my college campus who, at least once a week, wore a T-shirt that said, “So many books, so little time.” I chuckled at the shirt the first time I saw it, but now have felt that phrase profoundly as a working mom. Despite the need to come to peace with […]

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Creating Something From Nothing

Creating Something From Nothing

My wonderful agent, Dawn Frederick, asked me to write about my writing process as part of NaNoWriMo. Here is a bit about how I create something out of nothing, with a link at the bottom to the original post in its entirety: Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like […]

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Coming Soon: Play Like a Girl

Coming Soon: Play Like a Girl

I first heard of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) in 2010. Little did I know that I would carry the story in my head and heart for the next seven years. Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl KGSA is a free girls’ secondary school in the […]

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