The Miraculous Ordinary

Finding Awe in Everyday Life

A New Framework for Saint Mary’s College

Jul 11, 2019

I’m excited to announce that starting this fall, I’ll be working extensively with the students, staff, and faculty of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, to help them develop a new wellness concept intended to reduce the levels of stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges that students face today. I look forward to…

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Life is an Accidental Work of Art

Jan 7, 2019

The Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi says an object is more beautiful because of its imperfections, not in spite of them.

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How to Stop Forcing Gratitude and Start Feeling It…

Nov 25, 2018

Our generous friends invite my partner and me to stay at their lake home every Thanksgiving when they leave to visit family on the East Coast, and for seven precious days I drink cup after cup of hot tea while curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, watching the spectacle of the lake…

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VIDEO: How to Find Awe in Everyday Life…

Sep 20, 2018

I was honored to present this 5-minute Ignite-style talk at Camp GLP last month. It explores a concept that’s near and dear to my heart…the Miraculous Ordinary. This video explains how to discover the everyday beauty that surrounds you in your own life…

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SPARK 2018 starts Sept 18th

Aug 29, 2018

I’m excited to be a facilitator and teacher again this year for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative SPARK Program, which is affiliated with Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I look forward to working with all the incredible women who have been accepted into the program and can’t wait to watch their journeys unfold!

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My new season of classes begins soon!

Aug 28, 2018

The Center for Spiritual Growth resumes classes for the 2018-19 season the first Wednesday in September! My first class is on Wednesday, September 12th from 7-9pm. Through December I’ll be addressing topics related to stress, anxiety, and self-care! Attend one class or all of them. Questions? Email me at

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Wild Wondrous Women 2018

Jul 30, 2018

It was an honor to be invited this year to teach at my first weekend retreat! Wild Wondrous Women was as beautiful and inspiring an experience as I’ve ever had, and I feel truly grateful for the bonds that were created among the amazing women who attended. Sincere thanks to Jillian Speece, the heart and soul…

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Bloom Where You’re Planted…

Jan 18, 2018

I’ve been coming to this place for as long as I can remember.

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Six Perspective Shifts for a Surprising New Year…

Jan 3, 2018

At the turn of a new year, many of us feel the pull to set resolutions and intentions, establish goals, or create healthier habits. But how many of us ever stop to consider our perspective? This New Year, instead of changing your life, change the way you look at your life with the Fulfillment Cycle. This journey starts with…

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We Are Surrounded by Infinite Beauty…

Nov 9, 2017

When we think of infinite beauty, our mind often drifts to images of pristine beaches, snow-capped mountain ranges, or fields of wildflowers. But how many of us think of our own backyard?

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