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Touchstones

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Hello Sweet Friends,

I hope this post finds you well.


In our neck of the woods, life carries on with complexity and contradiction.


This past month we've dealt with illness, faced new losses, and wrestled with new worries, all while the days have grown longer and the frost has slowly given way to green.

I'm looking for small blessings every day. When times are tough, I try to pay close attention to the natural world, to my children and loved ones, and to the art and music that sustains me. If I trust them and cultivate patience, these touchstones continually guide me back to health and peace.


In happy news, I turned 40 and celebrated in a variety of ways that left me full of gratitude and love.




I also visited dear friends in California for a writing retreat.



I can't tell you how much I appreciate my wolfish sisters near and far. They continually remind me that strength comes in many forms, and that it's okay to fall apart and rise again.

Writing wise, I'm happy to sa…

New Year, New Hope

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Hello Sweet Ones,

This past holiday season was truly intense. I'm just now resurfacing and taking a breath. If your winter was also busy and stressful, I hope you're starting to find similar relief.


I admit, I spent most of December pretty sick and bone tired.


Apologies if I owe you a message. There is a mounting list of obligations I seem unable to fulfill, which is hard for me to confess, but there it is. I have reading to do and email to write and thank you notes to send and I have every intention of getting it all done. One day at a time. I just might be slow.

In the meantime, I'm doing my best to fight the good fight.


I turned 40 this past month and there's a kind of release I'm feeling...


...this is it! I'm not perfect. Life is not perfect. But I'm full of wonder and awe at the great joy and love in my life, and most of that is tied to good, kind people.




And of course, plenty of that wonder is reserved for the beauty of our world.


This winter, in the …