I have an academic background in literature and creative writing--I have a BA from Harvard and a PhD in English from Columbia University and by my early thirties my creative writing was getting published in places like The New Yorker.
I’ve now published poetry and prose in more than 80 national publications, including Spirituality & Health, American Poetry Review, Boston Globe Magazine, slate, Lion’s Roar and many other places, and my debut poetry collection, The High Shelf, is forthcoming in 2019.
But those fancy resume lines are only a small (and I think least important) part of who I am. I needed to do my own personal healing and growth to really come into my full alignment and learn how to write with more ease and power.
I created a unique program that brings together craft and process, the head and the heart.
I’m also a serious student of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Kundalini yoga teacher, an activist for peace, equity and the environment, a mother and wife, daughter and friend, and writing teacher and coach.
I believe that everyone’s voice and story matters, and I help women (and some men) embrace the full power of their voice for a more just, sustainable world. I have seen that our inner work and our outer work must go hand in hand to get optimal results.
I’ve seen how my students’ confidence, creativity and craft have grown, and how they have had transformations on and also off the page. I’m excited to begin to share this process with you!