Storyteller, History & Mythology Geek, Modern Peasant, Kitchen Witch, Hearth Keeper, Mystic
I am an author and American expat, a matriarch and hearth keeper. I moved my whole family (my husband, 2 children under 5, my father in law, myself and our dog) to my husband’s ancestral homeland, the mysterious and ruggedly beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. In order to make that move, we downsized our Vermont homestead into 33 small boxes (50% books!) and 6 suitcases for our new life. We learned to live on very little money, in a tiny space and with a whole new set of cultural norms. In essence, we have eased into a life amidst chaos.
I am nostalgic.
I am passionate about the wild places, where my food comes from.
I have a degree in Anthropology from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. I have traveled extensively to and lived in Italy, Norway and the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. I also have a decade worth of experiences creating rituals and traditions for my family and myself. I have written 2 books on the subject of bringing more ritual into your life to help you connect with family, nature and where you are in the present moment.