I am a passionate hiker, backpacker, writer, and meditator. On this site you can view some of my writing or check out upcoming mindfulness classes and hikes.
Meditation changed my life, allowing me to create space for myself in the chaos of family, dogs, chickens and daily demands. I believe meditation has the power to propel us forward on our quest for self-discovery and growth, cultivating happiness and peace and the ability to act from inner wisdom and kindness.
Connecting with nature is key to developing a sense of well-being, ease and relaxation. Learning the name of a flower or the time of year a tree blossoms awakens in us the ancestral memory of who we are and where we came from. In my hikes, I strive to create an atmosphere of discovery and exploration, trusting the sense of wonder which the beauty of nature can rekindle within us.
I am a Wilderness First Responder, Certified Interpretive Guide and a California Naturalist, a member of the Sierra Club since 2003 and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I am now an affiliate teacher of The Mindfulness Institute. In addition to teaching mindfulness courses and leading hikes with the local Sierra Club chapter, I also volunteer as a docent with Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich, leading hikes for school groups kindergarten through fourth grade. You can find my hike reports and other articles on the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter newsletter.