Passionate about: paying close attention, storytelling, practicing love, deep reflection, noticing beauty, & soaking up life's abundant lessons!
Deborah C. McNamara, MA is a writer, sustainability educator and activist, and mother of three boys in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of The Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting, a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Women's Issues and Spirituality categories.
She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Boston University and an M.A. in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, where she also served as an adjunct faculty member. Over the past twenty years, Deborah has devoted her career to working with organizations and initiatives dedicated to catalyzing positive personal and societal transformation. She is also a certified yoga teacher, having taught classes and retreats on and off since 2004.
She presently directs campaigns focused on climate change solutions with 350 Colorado, a non-profit organization working to catalyze the transition towards a sustainable future. Her writing has appeared in Abroad View Magazine and Art*full Mother Magazine, where she was the Resident Poet in 2016-2017.
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel