This bare bones memoir tells the story of a kinship adoption from the perspective of a birthmother.

It will break your heart, then heal it, with new perspectives on adoption, openness, and the complex ways we define family. 

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Turtle Envy: How facing the fear of diving added new adventures in life and new depths in love

Learn to scuba dive alongside Alycea, a claustrophobic bubble watcher determined to overcome her anxiety and explore the coral reefs.

With humor and grit, this memoir will have you cheering for small successes and reflecting on what it means to trust your partner.

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Covid-19: Anxiety and Reflection, Fear and Hope

As COVID-19 descended and the world sequestered, six writers turned to words to help make sense of the experience.

Their collection of thirteen stories, some true, some fiction, provides a raw, multi-faceted perspective on the pandemic. 

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Adoption – Grief – Healing – Connection

Scuba – Anxiety – Marriage – Trust

COVID – Anxiety – Reflection – Hope


Join the Anthology of Birthparent Letters

“I Think of You on Your Birthday” will be a collection of writings from birthparents to the children they placed for adoption.

It’s a recurring question among adoptees: Does she think of me on my birthday? And it’s a recurring post among birthmoms: It’s his birthday and there’s so much I want to say but cannot.

This book will collect the messages birthparents wish they could say to their children on their birthdays.

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Your Next Inspiring Story

Your Next Inspiring Story

Find stories that inspire you, fill you with hope, and change your perspective on life. Join the conversation.

Inspiration – Community

Yarden Love

Yarden Love

Follow my progress as I convert my urban backyard to a sustainable food forest.

Gardening – Sustainability