“Writing has been a part of my life since I was a child. I remember the thrill of learning to write my name, at 5 years old. I loved to write letters to my grandmother about what was going on in our home. I realized I was bringing her joy by writing when she specifically requested that I be the one in the family to write to her. I believe I was born with a gift for writing and communicating. I do this through writing and through art. I was never really trained to do either one, yet I felt a passion for both from a very young age.
When I was older, about 21, I met a monk who became a teacher to me.. a teacher of life. At first, his teaching was done in person, face-to-face. Later, I moved away and we wrote to one another. It was these written exchanges about life, love and truth that flowed between us that have influenced my writing in the most profound ways… even to this day. When I write, I often write from a higher state of consciousness or awareness which is rooted in timelessness and love for all life. My heart leads the way forward and my mind becomes a willing servant to the endless passion and fire within my heart. In this way, I find expression for both reason and passion. This serves to elevate the art of writing in my life to a place of reverence, as it demonstrates it’s ability to maintain a balance in me even when the world outside seems to be falling apart. I write that I might live and have my being in the welcome embrace of Joy!”