Hannah, Delivered tells the story of how inexplicable passion, buried strength, and professional skill deliver one woman from fear into a rich and risk-filled life.
“Nothing is more important than how we are born. And this engrossing novel takes you right into the heart and soul of this primal experience.”
–Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
For years I’ve struggled with meditation. I’m faithful about taking time, getting still, and waiting; I’m disciplined if nothing else. But the spiders of my thoughts begin crawling, and none of my methodical attempts to corral them (attending my breath, reading poetry, reading scripture, practicing zen meditation, practicing centering prayer, kneeling, walking, walking the labyrinth, repeating a mantra, reciting psalms, chanting, toning) seems to help. These failures nonetheless lend a sort of focus to my days. I know that research shows physical and mental health benefits of meditation, and I believe relationship with mystery needs tending much like every other relationship. So I soldier on, determined but painfully aware that as a modern contemplative I’m disastrous. read more…
January 27-March 24: Four Sacred Arts: Cultivating wisdom through song, movement, story and silence at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.
Late February: Manuscript Review Seminar, Minneapolis, MN.
June 15-19, 2015: Alone Together: Write That Book retreat at the Madeline Island School of the Arts. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 1/30.