I am a writer that enjoys inappropriate jokes and marks milestones in tattoos. My latest project involves asking questions about my past and reflecting on the difficult answers in a memoir about the abuse I experienced.
At conferences and special events, I preach lavishly loving yourself through militant self-care, inciting riots of generosity and how to parent honestly. I love talking nonprofit communications because it’s all about gratitude and hospitality. Two things I love to dish out. I preach humility too because soap boxes don’t go with my shoes.
I am the mother of three energetic (beyond reason) sons. I am the wife of a tile installer who is the Rock to my Balloon. I love to try new things and am on the look out for the next adventure. I’m kind of addicted to the journey.
I wrestle with God like Jacob. I am a survivor of sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse and I am not afraid to say it out loud. However, the abuse has distorted a few things and I am trying to adjust the focus. I am Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride. All of the egg dishes have been laid out. I am tasting and deciding now who I want to be.
I want to be skinny but I like the taste of beer and pizza more. Motherhood and domesticity baffle me. Other side hobbies include yoga, drinking mimosas, creative crafting ideas that never come to fruition and loving my untrained therapy dog Lucy.
I am the executive director of The Firecracker Foundation, an organization charged with becoming what I would have wanted for myself as a child victim of sexual abuse. I champion high-quality, consistent holistic healing options for survivors and their families.
It’s so nice to meet you.