One woman’s quest to make sense of a nonsensical world after losing her dream home and all her worldly possessions to a raging and sudden wildfire. Exploring the existence of God, our cultural discomfort with grief, what it means to be human as well as life in a 1967 Airstream trailer, Kristen Moeller shares her humanity, her spirit and her dark edge openly for herself as well as for the countless others who beg to be heard in their wild journey through this wacky world.
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Phoenix Rising - A concert, a book launch & a fundraiser

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As the world continues to be a chaotic place, we celebrate some heroes at home: the Wildland Firefighters.

Salida resident and author Kristen Moeller lost her home in a wildfire in 2012. Her latest book Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking through Fire tells the heart-wrenching stories of...Read More »


The Messy Road of Grief and the Flies of Life

Whether we are conscious of it or not, the ground is always shifting. Nothing lasts, including us. there are probably very few people who, at any given time, are consumed with the idea ‘I’m going to die,’ but there is plenty of evidence that this thought, this fear, haunts us...Read More »


When Grief Throws You a Curveball

I was sailing along with my sadness, honoring my grief process and doing “pretty well”. I was out there living my life, making friends in our glorious little town, still the new kid on the block, but settling in. I was slowing my system down after being revved way too...Read More »


Momma love

If I squint, it might not be true…

If I hold my breath, I can wish it away…

Maybe I will wake up and it will all be a dream, a very bad dream…

The pain stabs suddenly. My stomach, chest and throat clench. Waves of nausea come and go. I go into...Read More »


Heading South for the Winter - or Why We Left the Tiny House

After ALL that, we did it, we headed south for the winter. We packed up what little we owned and left the “Tiny Mansion” – and moved to Salida.

After all the blood, sweat and tears. After the two plus years of finding our way home. After the build, Older Entries »