Words are my sustenance. I devour books, listen to podcasts, and otherwise fill my head with stories and other narratives that entertain, educate, and enlighten me.
Sometimes I live vicariously through adventurers. Sometimes I am drawn to stand in solidarity or take action. Sometimes I look in the mirror and make a self-pledge to change. And sometimes I put my own words on the page to process my experiences or my thoughts.
I’m an INFJ and am known for being compassionate, empathetic, and insightful. I have strong analytical and project management skills, and I honor my commitments to others, especially when doing so will help them realize their vision.
Family is my origin and my destination. I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mom, and pet mama. Without family, what?
Nature is my home. Soil to sky, worm to whale, seed to towering sequoia--these are what most nourish me. I am deeply troubled about what's happening to our natural environment, which is why I'm an occasional activist.
The Pacific Northwest is my place. Although born in Chicago, I knew early on that I belonged near the mountains, next to the water, and embedded in the culture of this land and its people.
You can learn more about me on social media and in select discussions and interviews, like these:
Roundtable Books discussion with Kake Huck
Live Your Authentic Life podcast with Amber Bennett
Dialogue Between the Lines with Susan Wingate
Author2Author podcast with Bill Kenower
You can also find some of my other published works here:
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