I write about wisdom for daily life and for changing times. . .

I'm a poet/writer & Oblate of Saint Benedict. My life is structured by a gentle rhythm of work, prayer, silence, and leisure in association with a monastic community of women in Minnesota, but my circumstances are not idyllic. I live with chronic pain, my spouse lives with dementia-related mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder (mNCD), and my family-of-origin attachments are tangled with intergenerational trauma. Being human is challenging, but even in times of suffering, love show us how beautiful it is to be alive.

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Guided by perennial wisdom traditions,

I share stories, poems, and healing practices

to invite you into the ever-expanding circle of love.

I hope you will feel welcomed and validated here.


Let's tend to our inner lives...

When loneliness, grief, anger, anxiety, and pain come, a sacred way of life encourages us to listen to and learn from discomfort. To suffer is normal, but pain is never the whole and not the end of our interconnected lives. Stories, poems, and wisdom practices kindle our hope, strengthen our resilience, and lead us into joy and peace.

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