Sitting at the dining room table for my About Me photo

About Me

I write stories for your soul. Reflections on the power of love and kindness and lessons from my family, including our experiences living with mental illness. My goal is to be true, sharing stories from the heart that comfort and inspire readers.

My son Matt, Aunt Kay and Emma

Matt, Aunt Kay and Emma Summer of 2003

Aunt Kay, who is my second mom, is the inspiration for this blog. I spent every summer at her home in northern New Jersey. Sitting at her kitchen table, she taught me how to churn butter, bake pies and cookies, sew a skirt, and iron. Most important, with her tremendous enthusiasm, she taught me how to harvest joy and possibility from everything we did.

I grew up in Manhattan with my mom and spent my childhood among amazing nuns in all girl Catholic schools. I live in Atlanta now with my husband Mark, our big dog Lance and an occasional foster puppy. Our sweet foster Maggie has a remarkable story of survival. Heaven is sharing a meal with my family at home. Family dinner is almost a religion around here.

My husband Mark with Emma and Matt

Mark, Emma and Matt Summer 2013