What is your Second Song?

I’m sitting in a dark room nursing my daughter. It’s midday or it’s midnight and I’m here in the room because it’s the only place where she’ll settle. I’m here because I need to be. I’m here because there’s nowhere else to be. I’m here in a dark room singing the second song of my life….

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Why the Earth Created You

I’ve always known I was sensitive. As a kid I often felt deeply affected by things others seemed to take in stride. Like sleepovers. I still remember how hard they were. Long after everyone else had fallen sleep I would be lying immobile in my sleeping bag, staring at the ceiling and praying for dawn,…

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How to Embrace your Destiny

I was laying on my back with the windows open to the summer breeze. The coolness of the evening was just beginning to settle into the crease of the mountain and the scent of basil was still on my hands from the garden. It was one of those moments— quiet, complete, and rare— when you…

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What Happened After my Book Came Out

For years I’ve watched other authors build up to the release of their books and wondered…. what happens after?  What happens when the project you’ve poured your whole heart into finally arrives into the world?  Now that my own book Mirrors in the Earth has come out, I can tell you. A few books arrived a day early,…

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