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This is a story I usually only tell to close friends. And now you!


Through the magic of technology, I can share the recording of the story I told on stage last week! It was my first time I told a story live on a stage… and it scared the pants off me. Here’s to being brave, adventuring and feeling alive!

If you’re interested in going to this monthly storytelling event -That Really Happened?!! at the Monkey House in Berkeley, their Facebook page is here.

Portrait party! Just two spots left.

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So glad so many of you are interested in the Portrait Party!

If you missed it last time, Portrait Party is a series of mini portrait sessions (30 minutes each) where I get to capture you in a fun + easy + fast way. You will come away with 10-15 high res images for your website/dating profile etc. that you can use however you wish. We are focusing on head shots this time around!

Sunday, June 12th in Berkeley, CA (will let you know exact location when you register)
I am juggling some times around between 3pm and 6pm, so let me know your preference and we’ll get you squared away.

I found the perfect location for us in Berkeley + with a bit of sunshine the light will be magic.

Here is a link to register, or if you have questions just hit reply and ask!

P.S. If you can’t make it this time around, just email me at and I will put you on the list for the next date!

Photos from Bali + Superhero Photo begins Monday!

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Do you see the heart in the smoke above?

One of my great pleasures was teaching some photography while I was in Bali!
It lights me up to geek out about things like how to get that dreamy, blurred background in your photos…

This is one of the many things you will learn in Superhero Photo!

You can join me for 6 weeks of photo lessons + inspiration starting Monday, May 16th.


P.S. Below is a slideshow from Bali. Get ready for some yummy color!

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My favorite sound in the entire world.

This sound makes me irrationally happy. It always has. So I decided to google it and found this recording!

Oh my god you guys. Please tell me it makes you giggle with pure joy.

What’s your favorite sound?



My little dude.


Nico got into trouble again yesterday. This time during the after school program when he shouted, “BOOOOORRRING!” while everyone was reading quietly. And then the day before when he left the classroom with 2 other friends to, “feel the air on his face.” The teacher couldn’t find him for a while.

“What was happening when you decided to leave?” I asked.

“I don’t remember,” he replied. And then, “I was so exhausted, I just wanted to lie in the sun.”

Maybe this is it… I think. Chickens coming home to roost. The way Nico is going to act out in protest over the divorce, or the fact that I go out more than usual now, or that I’ve been very shouty lately. I catalog all the things I’ve done wrong, sure that I must be to blame- the one that’s causing this behavior.


He always has a little dirt beard.

The intuitive brought him up in the middle of our last reading. “Does your 5 year old say things that piss people off?”

“All. The. Time.” I replied. “He walked into the kitchen yesterday with his pants down and said, “It’s penis time ladies!”

The intuitive laughed. “He is having a language explosion right now. He’s highly observant. Probably a writer. This is just how he rolls. He will always be challenging for other people, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. It really creates a lot of success for him. It will be his gold when he’s older.”

“So it’s not my fault?!” I wanted to say. Phew!!


When I was pregnant with Nico I had a vivid dream about him. He takes life in fully… was the dream’s message – food, pleasure, all of it. He doesn’t resist life. He guzzles it.

I could tell you more stories, like how the other day in the car he asked: “Mommy, why do people say OMG instead of oh-my-gosh?” And I said something about how it comes from texting culture and how people want to abbreviate things so they don’t have to type so much.

“I like saying oh-em-gee,” he replied. “It makes me feel like a big boy.”

Then he paused.

“Like a first grader.”


Best school picture ever.


My not-so-secret superpower.


You probably know that my superpower is taking portraits – particularly natural head shots of women I adore!

I love making women feel beautiful. I want them to feel like themselves in front of my lens- radiant, natural, with their true spirit shining through. My style is playful and easy.

Here is my new portfolio site!

You might even recognize some of the talented women on the site: Dr.Brene Brown, Bari Tessler Linden, Mati Rose McDonough, Karen Walrond, Amy Ahlers + SARK … just to name a few!

Let’s get you on the calendar. (Bay area peeps!)

I would love to get you on my calendar for the coming weeks and months! Whether it’s head shots for your website/blog (or a dating profile!) I’ve got you covered. Family sessions also available.

p.s. I will be teaching in Ojai this May as part of a gorgeous gathering of mamas – including Amanda de Cadenet Shiva Rose + so many more. It’s going to soulful and luxurious! More info here.



Showcase of E-course Bootcamp Alumni



Just want to give a shout-out to some of my E-course Bootcamp alumni that have launched their courses since our work together. So proud of what they’ve created!

30 Day Love Your Body Breakthrough Course with Kimber Simpkins

Reading Your Cosmic Map: An Astrological Adventure Course
with Stargazer Li

Fireworks Storytelling with Gin

Waking Up, Writing Down with Lisa O’Neill

The Happiness Habit with Michelle deSpain

Find Your Flow: Tame the Chaos and Create a Rhythm for Your Whole Life
with Allison Mueller



Running in the rain.


“Do you run?” my life coach asked me recently. (She’s the one helping me step into the new Power-Fairy persona)

“I don’t really like getting my heart rate up,” I replied. Which is true. For some reason it scares me – one of the many things that make me anxious. I also don’t like to work very hard. ūüėČ

“Hmm…” she paused. “Because I’m getting an intuition that running would help you feel more powerful and more grounded. You need to remember how strong you are.”

The truth is, some part of my heart leaped when she said that. I had been secretly eyeing the runners in my neighborhood – wishing I could be like them but knowing that I’m not really cut out for it. I’m 44 years old and practically never run a day in my life. But when I see runners in the rain, I feel a special kind of longing – to be that girl all aglow with the rain on her face. Alive.

This was my chance.

“Okay.” I agreed. “I’ll try it.”

I downloaded an app called Couch to 5K which has been a nice, gentle way to begin. You listen to music and it tells you what to do- run or walk, alternating every 60-90 seconds.

I’m sore. I don’t always like it. But I do feel stronger each time.

And today? It rained. I was at the track at the junior high school when it really started coming down and a big smile came over me. Alright, I’m that girl! Let’s see how this feels…

As I walked home, soaked to the bone, I felt giddy.

How have I gone my entire life without running in the rain?


How to create a brand new blog!

Feel free to geek out on this folks.

You can create a brand new blog in a snap. I created a little tutorial to help. Easy peasy!

Then head on over to sign up for Brave Blogging.

We will rock this blogging thing together!


Teahouse Art Sale with Mati Rose + Andrea Scher


Hey friends in the bay area,

We are moving out of our painting studio!

And would love to invite you to celebrate with us. Mati Rose McDonough and I will be having an art sale (priced to move!) and some snacks + drinks for you.

Here are the deets:

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016 4pm-8pm
Where: Teahouse Studios: 1250 Addison St. #208 Berkeley, CA
What: Art sale + fun with friends!

With a full heart,