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L'Erin Alta has always been a self-described rebel. As a young kid in Sunday School, she demanded an explanation when told that women should obey their husbands. "My mom is a single mom. She doesn't obey anyone." Then came her exploration of Rastafarianism, Islam, the [...]

On the blog…

One day, I arrived at softball practice early.

Jamie and Nicholas were already there, waiting on the time between the end of school and the start of team practice to tick away.

I was doing my best to contribute to their conversation about the previous night’s NBA game, when Jamie abruptly turned the conversation towards girls.

Specifically, having sex with girls. As 15-year-old males do. Apparently.

And after trading stories with Nicholas for a few minutes, it suddenly seemed to dawn on Jamie that I was a girl. Shock of all shocks.

And in his wiley way, he somehow came up with a transition that led into him pointing at me and saying:


Episode 3: Jen Louden

She's a bestselling author (6 books, over a million copies in print in 9 languages). She hasn't worked a traditional j-o-b since 1985. Oh, and she became a newlywed - at 49. Today's guest on The Sacred Podcast is Jen Louden. This conversation went all [...]

Shortly after my 30th birthday I went to Ojai, California for the first time.

It's the kind of place that attracts people who don't wear shoes (like, ever). And the succulents... oh, the succulents.

I was in town to attend a retreat with the magnificent Heidi Rose Robbins, a gifted teacher, astrologer and gentle soul.

On our final night together, I told the other women there what I wished for them. I found the crumpled piece of paper I wrote those words on this morning and realized that I wasn't thinking of just them when I wrote it.

I was thinking of you too. So here, this is yours:


Episode 2: Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner loved her church-centric upbringing. She's got bright + happy stories of church camp, choir practice and Sunday School. Refreshing, right? In a sea of "Religion banged me up!" stories, hearing about her nourishing church years is inspiring. But after being rejected from all [...]

When there was a mild war going on between Rihanna and Karreuche Tran, I was fully on Team Rihanna.


Not because I disliked Karreuche at all - I didn’t know enough about her to have a view on her.

It was entirely because Rihanna feels like she could have lived down the street from me. It’s a Caribbean girls thing.

So yeah, I was not into Miss Tran.