I choose joy over fear,
and brave over perfect.

author. storyteller. life 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. activist. 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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My Surrender Experiment Part I

To surrender, I have to release my grip on the steering wheel of life. For thirty days, I’m practicing letting go and trusting life. Want… Read more

The Question that Makes a Tough Decision Easy

I accidentally discovered a great way to make a tough decision easy. I’ve never been good at making big decisions, until recently. One thing a… Read more

Book Tour Brave over Perfect Style

Book Tour Brave over Perfect Style

I had always heard that book tours were exciting, but exhausting. I wasn’t sure I was up for it. But it was important to thank… Read more

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