“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”― Brené Brown
I love LOVE.
I want you to know how deeply loved you are and to love yourself.
I want you to walk in healing, wholeheartedness, and freedom to do what you were made to do on this planet. Because I believe a free and authentic you is what will change the world and leave it a better place.
Because LOVED people make a more loving world.
Wholeness is about knowing we’re already good enough.
I get up every morning and write because I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to be in pain and to feel alone and I know you don’t have to be.
I promise you I’m going to say the stuff other people are afraid to say, I’m going to talk about my sore spots and give you permission to do the same.
I’ve tried a lot of things in this world to make the ache go away, to prove to the world that I was worthy of love. But I’m getting better. I’m going to share some of the answers I’ve found in my journey. Some of my most popular posts are around:
Hm, more about me: I grew up loving poetry, and the wilderness is where I feel most at home. I love dancing, a beautifully tailored sentence, traveling the world, a three hour long conversation with a close friend over a bottle of wine, a movie that makes me cry, a good snort-laugh, and any adventure that involves a backpack, the open road, and a mountain view and I enjoy trail-running even though I’m not that good at it. I’m married to an incredible man who supports my dreams and I have a fur baby named Rosie. We’re still waiting for our human babies. I have a girl crush on Brené Brown, my writing desk is always messy, and my laundry never seems to get put away. I abhor cheesy devotionals, most Christian music, and inauthentic sentences like, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.”
Ten years ago, I began a relationship with my pen and a blog. I began by chronicling my journey living as a missionary and founder of a nonprofit called Zion Project based in East Africa for six years. I lived in a war zone and rescued girls out of sex trafficking and counseled them. I wrote for therapy and told of all the joys and heartaches, hopes and disappointments found therein. I’m currently finishing a memoir about my time in Africa in hopes that it might help others on a journey of following their dreams.
I moved back to the States to the San Francisco Bay area in 2013 with my handsome husband and I began to write about my struggles through infertility after the loss of my first child and the two years of tests and waiting that has followed, and then a second ectopic pregnancy. I’ve been traveling a road of getting healthy and learning self-care and self love ever since. In 2016 I launched my new ministry of providing missionary care. I do life coaching and pastoral counseling for global aid workers/missionaries who are going through transition, or burnout, or just want one-on-one monthly support to heal and to thrive.
Mostly this blog is about the truths I am laying hold of myself and the trust that I have that somehow it will lead us more into wholeness.
Please pull up a chair, grab a hot cup of chai, and connect with me on this journey. I promise something beautiful will happen. And if you need some extra support on your journey you can now schedule a free 30 minute consult to see how I can help you.