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I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t write. My mom always used to say that I was born with a pen in one hand and a notebook in the other. My dad would say I came out with opinions for days.

Writing feels like home in the same way that moving my feet does. Running and walking is when, where and how I figure everything out. The ideas come, the problems are solved and my energy is quieted when my feet are at work. Once I’ve literally moved my body through something, the words come easily.

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In addition to my work as a writer, I’ve been a social worker, teacher, coach, counselor, grief therapist and patient educator. The thread that brings all of this work together is a desire to understand what it means to be human in the face of uncertainty, joy, fear, pain, hope, struggle and peace. The answers are never the same, always surprising and forever fascinating.

I live in Boulder, CO with my husband, Chris, our daughter and two dogs. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me running and walking my dogs, learning new dance steps from my daughter, dreaming about pools, listening to podcasts or reading. I am a lover of efficiencies, bread, scalding hot like the sun decaf chai and cotton.

If you’d like to connect, you can find me here.