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I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
— Flannery O'Connor

I am a writer, reader, runner, yogi, wife of one, and mother of two living in Malibu for the last sixteen years.

I have two littles who are not so little anymore, at 11.5 & 7.5 years old, who thrust me out of my formerly organized and efficient lifestyle into the chaotic world of motherhood, parenting, and inevitably, a state of rebirth and reinvention.

I am a Southern California native, born in Hollywood and raised in Los Angeles. I grew up in a unique environment of art, nature, music, celebrity, perceived perfection and concealed dysfunction.

After attending the University of California, Irvine and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, I returned to Los Angeles to work in the Hollywood film and television industry.

I created this site to write what I think, share what I feel, and connect with the truth within me and others. My goal is to communicate truth and authenticity, and do so with hope, love, a little humor, and a lot of perspective.

To read an extended version of my "About Me" bio, check out: An Imperfectly Charmed Life in Perceived Paradise

 

You can read my writing from the most recent on back by clicking here & scrolling past any that don't interest you.

You can also look at the sidebar to the right (or at the end of this page if you are on your phone) and check out the featured essays, as well as my "social shorts," brief anecdotal pieces I originally posted to social media that are now duplicated here.

For a list of ALL articles, essays, and short pieces I have written, go to the archives page.

My social media accounts contain other original content added more often than longer essays are posted to this site, so please find those via the links below: