I choose joy over fear,
and brave over perfect.

author. storyteller. coach.

“Breathtaking. Raw. Real. This is a memoir about what it means to have a voice. When Rinehart loses her ability to speak, she learns to listen to herself.”

Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human

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My Story

I’m a writer. ultrarunner. educator. mom. I dive into discomfort and teach how to swing for the bleachers in life. Welcome to my home on the web. I’m so happy you’re here! If you were at my real home, you’d have to move kids’ stuff off the couch and make your own cup of tea anyway, so get comfortable where you are and read more of my story

 

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5 Year Anniversary & Lessons From Vagus

This month marks the 5 year anniversary of my major surgeries! Can you believe it?! I don’t take this life for granted.  But every year… Read more

Dear Cole; a letter to my son on graduation

Dear Cole, I’m writing you from our front porch, on the eve of your high school graduation.  Life is not easy. You know that. You… Read more

Poetry for Peace (of Mind)

Are you up for a 21-Day Poetry for Peace (of Mind) Challenge? It’s one way to celebrate April as Poetry Month! When I was in… Read more

Tips for Navigating Uncertainty from a Cancer Survivor! 

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