I am a nature- and yerba maté-fueled writer fond of mountains, compost, and authentic living.
I am working on curating many of my poems to publish a first collection, titled, “Mud, Stars, and Other Memories.”
I am co-founder with therapist and writer Katie Baptist of Wild Nature Heart, leading soul-rooted wilderness journeys, vision fasts, and writing workshops. I am a certified Ecotherapist through the Earthbody Institute and host the East Bay Return to the Earth Meetup.
One of my mottoes is: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share. I’m trying to wake up a little more each day, which I do by practicing my growing edge, staying connected to nature, and being present to what is. 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 above Oakland and the redwoods of Santa Cruz.
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