Form Over Substance

“A book is simply the container of an idea — like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.” So said the English novelist and journalist Angela Carter. She’s absolutely right of course, blasphemous as it may sound to those who venerate the printed book as a...

Rewriting our Histories

I am chronically ill, and I’m still a badass. Actually, scratch that. I’m a badass because I’m chronically ill. And I want you to start thinking about your “flaws” and “weaknesses” that way, too. Because success is all about the way we frame things. THE SHAMEFUL...

The Gifts of Grief

I am often asked how do I do it. And although I want to state for the record that I hardly do it all, most days I can lay claim to juggling my mama/partner title with writer, cageologist and essential oils health advocate. All of this while afloat on a boat in the...

Writer Life. Speaker Life.

It’s pretty f***ing hard and exhilarating to be a writer and speaker, like yours truly. As you can imagine, the amazing, exhilarating feelings that boost the ego tied to having your name and works in print are exponential. As are the moments when you can see the...