freeyourwild-logo3Deep inside you lies your wild self. It’s a fire that burns and must be nurtured for you to feel whole. My wild involves outdoor adventure and traveling. For you, it might be painting, starting a business, volunteering, storytelling, or a combination of passions. That’s your wild.

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I’m a writer in Colorado, but that’s not where I started. I studied genetics in grad school and then took a winding path, finally landing near the Rocky Mountains with my husband and young kids. Now I write lifestyle articles, marketing pieces, a Wild Mama column, and personal essays, some of which are compiled here. I also lead retreats, empowering women to unlock and embrace their inner wild, and my husband and I coach families who want to embark on a travel adventure. My first book, Wild Mama, is forthcoming, represented by Wolf Literary. 


Gold Winner, 2012!

My essay Sidecar Sally won first place in the Travel and Transformation categoryYou can read it in Issue 2 of the Tales to Go mobile app here, or you can find it in “The Best Women’s Travel Writing.”

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Two Months in Mexico- Round 2

Those of you who have been reading my blog over time know that my husband and I, and our young kids, took a two-month trip to rural Mexico last year. It was an incredible experience. It was so rich, in fact, that we decided to do it again. We worked it out with our...