I am a nature- and yerba maté-fueled writer fond of mountains, compost, and authentic living. I split my time between the hills of Oakland and the redwoods of Santa Cruz and have just launched a nature connection business called Mountain Heart. I am a certified Ecotherapist through the Earthbody Institute.
One of my mottos is: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share. I’m tryin’ 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. And I need a lot of practice! Curiosity is my best friend.
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.
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
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I also host a poetry prompt on Twitter called NaturePrompt, which uses the hashtag #NatureVerse.