For the Love of Soccer

The KGSA story was about soccer before it was about school. It makes sense to me that a successful girls’ soccer team became a successful girls’ school. Female athletes know all about work ethic and focus. They understand that they are stronger together, striving to overcome adversity as a unit. The school felt like a […]

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 […]

Full Circle

Play Like a Girl

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 […]

Higher Consciousness Lies Within

Living from the Center 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 […]

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 […]

My Top Posts of 2016

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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 […]

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: — I’m skeptical of of writers who talk confidently about their controlled, repeatable […]

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. KGSA is a free girls’ secondary school in the Nairobi slum of Kibera. The KGSA story interested me as a woman, writer, teacher, and coach. […]

On Reading

A few months ago, I got edits back on a chapter I had written for an upcoming book. The editor pointed out that in three different places, the last sentence of the paragraph started with the word This. In each case, what This was referring back to was a bit unclear. Lazily, I leaned on […]