I am a nature-fueled writer fond of mountains, composting, and living our most audacious, authentic selves.
My first collection of poetry, Re-Membering: Poems of Earth and Soul, has just been released by Wild Nature Heart Press.
I am co-founder with therapist and writer Katie Baptist of Wild Nature Heart, guiding wilderness journeys and facilitating authentic re-connections with nature and our deepest selves to assist in the work of repairing broken belonging. I am a certified Ecotherapist through the Earthbody Institute and host the Wild Nature Heart Humboldt Meetup, East Bay Return to the Earth Meetup, the Sacramento Wild Nature Heart Meetup.
Curiosity is my best friend.
“Make the universe your companion, always bearing in mind the true nature of things—mountains and rivers, trees and grasses, and humanity—and enjoy the falling blossoms and the scattering leaves.” -Bashō
A couple years ago, I lived under a plum tree, practicing simple abundance in an intentional community called Mariposa Grove in Oakland, CA, where I lived for four years. Currently, I split my time between living in the forest in the Oakland hills and along the American and Mad Rivers. I am also writing a book called The Nearby Faraway: My Year Living on the Threshold, about my experience through the seasons on the land between the city and the wild.
Here I share some of my creative writing, mostly poems, short stories, and chapters of novels. My writings often carry themes of nature, love, fear, play, wildness, shadows, growth, liberation, impermanence, and vulnerability. I hope you enjoy.
“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.” -Rumi