Because life
never stops teaching.

Journaling for awareness. Growing for life.

January, 2014

Now with the book out, the events begin! Starting with the launch party! If LA is your home, please come out on February 27th to learn more about From Three Feet Off the Ground and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Manhattan Beach’s best bookstore—pages! After I do a brief Q&A, we’ll hear live music by Sara Dee and maybe further uncover the meaning within the mayhem of motherhood!

WHEN: Thursday, February 27 at 7pm

WHERE: pages: a bookstore

904 Manhattan Ave

Manhattan Beach, CA

The event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP’s recommended, email or call 310-318-0900.

I hope to see you there!

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