The place we live is one of the first pieces of information we exchange when meeting a person for the first time.
I was born and raised in Two Harbors, Minnesota. But over the past three and a half decades, I’ve moved 15 times and lived in 6 states. I’ve visited 35 countries and spent a month or more in 11 of them. Needless to say, my sense of “home”, my identity, had more to do with my family than the places we lived.
Then, in 2020, my marriage of 23 years ended. Not only did I lose my physical home, my family was scattered across the country as well. They say home is where the heart is. So, for the first time in my life, instead of looking for a physical place to live, or relying on other people to shape my identity, I went out in search of my own heart, with my three teens joining me for various stages of the adventure.
After four months exploring the western United States in a pop-up trailer, followed by two years splitting my time between Two Harbors and Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru, I discovered that life isn’t about convincing someone else to fall in love with me for who I’m not: It’s about falling in love with myself, over and over, for who I am.
I love high altitude climbing and have stood on top of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. Joined by my two teenage daughters, I returned to South America to complete the Asungate Trek in Peru in June of 2021, which included two passes just under 17,000 feet.
These adventures inspired me to write a book and create expeditionary retreats to allow other people to engage in plant-based medicine ceremonies and immersive, physically rigorous, spiritual and cultural experiences, designed to challenge, inspire and transform. You can learn more about my book and retreats at EscapeBound.com.
My personal blog is an invitation to play, explore, and ask life’s deepest questions.
Meditative Messages are received in 20 minute automatic writing sessions where I channel my own soul. Automatic writing is a fascinating process for a writer, as I actually disengage my conscious mind and just let the words come through. I often don’t know what I wrote until I re-read the message afterwards. The love and warmth coming through the words is incredibly healing and often specifically addresses something that just occurred or is about to happen in my life. I also feel like these messages reflect shared experiences, which is the reason I make them public.
If you found your way to this site, it is because you are meant to be here. Welcome to my metaphysical home!