I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old. To me, writing is a way of understanding and connecting with myself, and the world. To quote Flannery O’Connor, sometimes, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”
Whether it’s through a book, corporate website content, poetry, an essay or a feature-length film script, storytelling is one of our most powerful communication tools. It helps us connect. It reminds us that we are not alone. It allows us to share our ideas in way that’s both unique and universal are.
I believe we have become a very fractured world, but that we crave community.
I write because I feel like being real, whether that’s through fact or fiction, is the only way to connect – and we are all desperate to connect.
I believe writing is one way we can get closer to ourselves, and through that, closer to each other.
Some other things
I’m an INFP.
I adore travel. I’m excited by ancient places, meeting fellow travelers, and getting around on two wheels. (Two motorized wheels – no offence to cyclists.) Since May of 2015, I’ve been to Uganda, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Greece. I have previously spent inordinate amounts of time in the UK, India, France and Switzerland; and have also visited Hungary, Lebanon, Poland, Sweden, Czech, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, the States and Mexico.
I also love volunteering, swimming in large bodies of water, learning about mindfulness and psychology, my dog Ruble, and cheesecake. And basically anything with icing on it. Aside from cheesecake. That would be gross.
I’ve been studying meditation for nearly 10 years. I use it in my coaching and my workshops, sometimes blatantly, other times sneakily.
I am unapologetically outspoken about women’s rights.
I’m a digital nomad. That means I have no office, or, rather, that I have a bunch really awesome offices all over the world, like this one!
In return for the rent I pay at these places, they give me Internet and serve me food and drinks. I think I have a pretty sweet deal.
I’ve had some very hard times. I’ve had some very incredible times. I am very, very blessed. I write about it all.