SheLoves Magazine

I’m a little excited. In May we pretty much accomplished a small miracle, launching the sheloves magazine site at LifeWomen conference. We had it up and running in a matter of two weeks, during which I also took a 10-day trip to Kenya. Soon after we launched, however, I realized we wouldn’t be able to […]

Thin Places by Mary E. DeMuth

Mary DeMuth already had me at her first two paragraphs of Thin Places: A Memoir: “Growing up, I find myself housed in a scrawny sort of body–legs thin as broomsticks, interrupted by knees so knobby they bang into each other when I walk. My doctor makes me drink whole milk so I’ll fatten up. Kids […]

Why I write.

This piece of writing by Terry Tempest Williams makes my heart gasp for air every time I read it. Here’s an excerpt from “Why I Write”: “I write because it is the way I take long walks … I write because I believe it can create a path in darkness. I write because as a child […]

Do you love like this?

“You must write every single day of your life … You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads … may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake the […]

On being human in public: a necessity of the writing life

I am currently reading Sue Monk Kidd’s When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions. I got it off the secondhand shelves at Third Place Books a while ago, but when I finally picked it up a few weeks ago, I was ripe for this book. While Kidd is on a midlife quest, […]