Over the past several weeks, you’ve likely noticed that I’ve thrown myself headfirst into a topic I’m really excited to explore this year—the heroine’s journey—and taken you along for the ride. It’s a journey that I’ve explored in literature and spiritual practices for more than forty years, and one that I’ve embarked on several times […]
2016, for me, is the year of the heroine’s journey: exploring it (on this blog and elsewhere!), of teaching it (course coming soon!), of honoring my own and celebrating others. In that spirit, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to a heroine whose own heroine’s journey deeply impacted my life. Easter break, […]
As I walked down Marine Drive, the grand six-lane boulevard in Mumbai, I became aware of the thin layer of moisture which covered my body. The dusty leather flip-flops I wore were a size 10, two sizes larger than what I had worn when I came to India to live over five years earlier. Street […]
“I didn’t feel attached to life or death, but I felt protected, driven by an invisible force. Nothing made sense. This journey into war in Afghanistan could have been a death fall, but the experiences I was going through made me feel energized and unbreakable.” ~ My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a […]
Wow! Watch my book trailer about another journalist in Afghanistan!
When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, it was with the intention—so we were told—of bringing down the Taliban, capturing bin Laden, and improving daily life for Afghanis. We were assured that our involvement wouldn’t last long. Only it did. We’re there still. No end in sight. President Obama announced in 2014 that U.S. combat operations […]