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I am the author of The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer, a memoir about how I finally sowed my wild oats, doing 25 things my preacher’s daughter upbringing never allowed, like getting drunk, dancing, skinny dipping, smoking weed, and more…at the ripe age of 37 while a wife and mother of three. I was raised all over the U.S. as a preacher’s daughter before finally rebelling. When I’m not working on my first novel and memoir sequels, I’m photographing, belly laughing with friends, making art, singing jazz, or squeezing words from my teenage children while driving them home from school. I live in Colorado Springs and even get to yoga and hikes every now and then like a good Coloradan.

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Life Is Worth Itself!
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We must integrate the Wild with everyday life.
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Why the Church of Wild?

Being Happy

What does your happiness rest on? Sometimes the best answer is more questions. What are yours?

Fulfilling Potential

Potential doesn't have to be a cosmic ultimatum, a whip goading you to prove your worth. It's a revving engine, a good night's sleep, energy.

Making Change

How do we resist modernity's demand for the facade of progress and success in order to grow and change from the core of being?

Finding Balance

Balance in our external lives comes only with balance of our inner lives. Where does it come from? LIWI.

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08
Feb
Story Project Show!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manitou Springs, Colorado
I'll be telling a story about Morocco, the people I met, and the impact of misogyny on it all. Please join me for this terrific evening!

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