Welcome! Perhaps I missed my calling as a milliner, with all the hats I wear: author of the award-winning mindfulness-themed picture book Charlotte and the Quiet Place, essayist, teacher, therapist, coach, editor, singer, and more. But I enjoy the variety and am glad you stopped by. On this website, you'll find information about my writing, editing, teaching, and clinical social work services. Please take your time to explore these pages and contact me if you'd like to know more.
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In the News
► "When Breaking News Breaks Your Spirit, Is It OK to Tune Out?" WBUR's Cognoscenti, July 15, 2016
►"News Fatigue," podcast interview with Wayne Cabot and Patty Steele, WCBS Newsradio 880 (NY), about mindfulness and how to stay sane in difficult times, July 25, 2016
Writing Classes & Editorial Services
►"Jumpstart Your Writing," at GrubStreet in Boston, six Mondays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, begins September 12, 2016
► Write It Like It Is, weekly freewriting group, eight Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12 pm, begins September 21, 2016. Details here.
► "The ABCs of Writing and Publishing a Picture Book," at the Oaks Writing Center, Eastham, Mass., November 5 & 6, 2016. Details here.
► Personal coaching for writers at all levels, to help you overcome inner blocks, set goals, stay on track. Details here.
► Manuscript consultation from the micro to macro, concept to completion. Details here.
► Write It Like It Is freewriting groups. Details here.
Mindfulness & Clinical Services
► "Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Group for People in Recovery from Addictions," at the Arlington Center, eight Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, begins September 21, 2016. Details here.