Rachel’s first book, “365 Words of Well-Being for Women,” — along with its Barnes & Noble reprint version, “Words of Wisdom for Women” — has inspired tens of thousands of women (and men!) with Rachel’s down-to-earth, highly accessible nuggets of empowering spiritual wisdom.
Two other books, “365 Words of Well-Being for Mothers” (McGraw-Hill 2002) and “What There Is To Love About A Man” (Sourcebooks 1999), are currently out-of-print and awaiting revival.
Rachel’s signature brand of word-at-a-time wisdom has also been featured in American Baby, McCall’s, and Massachusetts-based The Women’s Times. Her prose is now available on Blue Mountain Arts cards and anthologies.
In 2010, Blue Mountain Press (Boulder, Colorado) released “Be Filled with Faith: Words of Well-Being to Strengthen Your Spirit” — a universally spiritual adventure that expands and transcends traditional notions of the meaning of faith.
A dynamic and inspired speaker and performer, Rachel adores the stage (any stage!). Her one-woman show, “All The Women We Are,” debuted in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in the mid-90s, followed up by solo performance art at the Boulder (Colorado) Museum of Contemporary Art; ensemble work with Boulder-based Goddess Theatre (God, Guilt & Gefilte Fish); and, in 2007, a performance of The Vagina Monologues presented by deaf and hearing cast members in Broomfield, Colorado.
Rachel’s yet-to-be-published manuscripts include “When The Spring Breeze Come Dancin’ By,” a novella-length work of literary fiction now under consideration for agent representation. Although fiction, the story’s underlying themes incude psychological/emotional fragmentation and the innate human capacity to seek integration and wholeness above all else.
Beginning in 2008, Rachel’s creative work moved toward her rich, evocative poetry, which continues to find great resonance among people worldwide who are seeking wholeness, hope, balance, faith, and spiritual meaningfulness along life’s oft-challenging and mystical journey.
In 2009, her “Prayer for Inclusion” garnered First Place as “The Inaugural Poem We Should Have Had” (www.absolutewrite.com), and her poem, “Migration,” received Honorable Mention from Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature.
Rachel lives in rural southeastern Colorado, surrounded by more cows than people.
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