Resources, Courses, and Short Stories

Welcome to my intellectual playground. Here you can find short stories (some of which might even be true), email courses on a variety of topics (like prepping for a backpacking trip or using freewriting to find your passion), and other goodies I might find entertaining to share. Some things will be free, and some things are a set price. More is to come, so I thank you for your patience while I bang my head on the computer and pull out my teeth to make the technology work as it should. In the meantime, enjoy what I shared thus far, and later we will have much more fun to explore.


Hiking Haystack: How I Faced My Terror of Heights and Climbed over My Fear

This short story describes a backpacking trip in the Adirondacks of New York, during which I climbed my first mountain in spite of a debilitating phobia of heights. Learn how I conquered my paralysis with the help of my husband and son, who patiently helped me achieve the summit on a trip rife with setbacks. Find out how we dealt with an ankle injury, hiking the wrong trail into the park, and a bear in our camp. This story is free to download.

Hiking Haystack


Take a Hike! How to Prepare for a Backpacking Trip

Are you a novice backpacker who would like to know how to prep yourself for the trail? Check out my course to learn how to prepare yourself, from how to get in shape, what food to eat, the gear you need, how to handle animal visits in the wild, and much more. This course is delivered to you via email over a five-day period, and is available for a purchase of $15.00.

Take a Hike! Landing Page


Free Yourself! How to Use Daily Meditative Writing to Find Your Passion for Life.

Update: This course will only be available in email format for a limited time. Soon it will become available as a podcast, which you will be able to download to your favorite device. If email is your preference, take advantage soon, before this email course is replaced with the podcast!

Are you still searching for that elusive chance at lifelong happiness? Do you feel exhausted by the daily grind, the endless “to-do” lists, the neverending chores? Would you like to free yourself from the doldrums and finally start to enjoy your life, or do you need just a little push to grasp that last piece of the happiness puzzle? I am excited to share my course with you! It will be delivered to your email over seven days, and each day you will be prompted to write about specific aspects of your life. You do not need to be a writer to take this course. Writing is the means through which you will discover attributes of your life which may be holding you back from being your best self. On the landing page, I have a “donate” button which takes you to the PayPal website. Please donate what you feel the course is worth to you, or what you can afford. If you can’t afford to pay now, please take the course for free and pay me by sharing the course with someone you believe would benefit. I believe people will pay what they can, and it will all balance out in the end. What have you got to lose? Sign up below.

Free Yourself!