photo by Cass Studios Salt Lake City

This website is about falling down and getting back up again.

After a series of cataclysmic events that occurred within a very short period of time, I went from being a successful journalist and business owner who lived on a beautiful ranch with her own horses,  dogs and cats, to a traumatized homeless woman who was abducted and then repeatedly stalked, beaten and sexually assaulted by a transient man.

It’s quite a story and if you haven’t already read it in the Washington Post, you can do so now by Clicking Here.

Twenty months ago, after two years of abject, helpless poverty and homelessness, I uttered a life-changing prayer, let go of an entire belief system that was hurting me, got up from a park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and began creating a new life. I had nothing, save for a back pack and a garbage bag. No money. No identification. No family to turn to for help.

Starting again from Ground Zero has been the most challenging thing I have ever done.  I have come a long way and I am determined to travel much, much farther, as I am learning that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined.  My life is taking on new and often surprising shapes and I want to share my journey of recovery with you — a series of first-person journalism stories that I call My Lessons from Homelessness.

Also, please be sure to visit my Visions Page where I am building my non-profit, Stable Ground, a much-needed place where people in the midst of collapse can come for respite and recovery. Here, I plan to take the powerful tools and resources that are supporting me through my own emergence, and share them with others who need them, too.

Thank you for joining me on this journey!