Happy 1st Birthday to Overcoming Overwhelm!

I can’t believe it’s been an entire year since my book came out. And what a year it’s been!

Dozens of podcast and radio interviews.

Articles in some of the best read online magazines.

And of course my reading and book launch at Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland.

My heart.

Almost 200 people showed up on a dark/cold/rainy winter night. They ran out of books. And chairs.

My sincere thanks to each of you for your support over the last year. Your encouragement and feedback have fueled my soul.

What an amazing journey so far. And more, of course, to come!


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