I am Ms. Jenaia

Happiness is hanging with Ms. Jenaia at the Nerdy Book Club.

Becoming Ms. Jenaia

As always, the kids knock my socks off. The questions they ask are smart, intuitive and full of compassion. They have thrown their hearts into the CritterKin story and want answers that make sense. They want what I am hoping my stories give them – a way to see and be in the world that respects, values and cares for other creatures. I want them to learn that stories can help them figure out who they are, what really matters to them, and how they will use that knowledge to create meaningful lives for themselves.

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Your Reputation Precedes You

Click on the Image Above to Learn More Launching new fundraisers makes me nervous.  I’ve created a project I’m excited to share, but what’s the best way to do that? We’ve all encountered entrepreneurs who can’t seem to stop talking about their ideas, and the thought...

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We Take Care of One Another

  This must be our new mantra: "We Take Care of One Another." This is what it means to be human. This is how we will survive, thrive, and address the world's problems - together. Please remember that the things we share - our love of family, music, good stories,...

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For Love of Oscar

  This past week has been a singularly stressful and eye opening one. First, my kitty jumped from my second floor balcony and disappeared into the apartment complex's storm drains. Then, hundreds of people went out of their way to help me rescue him. Some were...

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Don’t Hold Back

  I've been thinking a lot about difficulty. More accurately, I've been experiencing and feeling my way through a series of difficulties that my rat race mind is ill-equipped to handle. While this is nothing new (I've known for a long time that the mind's ability...

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The Mirror Turns…

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” — W. Dyer This quote by Wayne Dyer haunts me. It first appeared in my social media feed several years ago after a friend became homeless. Rather than search frantically for another minimum wage...

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