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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Category Archives: Spirituality

A Much-Needed Reality Check

“Don’t take yourself so seriously.” “Be grateful for everything you have.” These are classic pieces of good advice, yet how often […]

The Aspirational Lightness of Being

I have been a messy person for a very long time now, or at least that’s how I’ve seen myself. […]

Gratitude 2015 giveaway!; or, a gift in 365 parts

Happy New Year, everybody! To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of my friend Susa Talan’s 2015 gratitude calendar! Same […]

Compassionate Holidays

While I was doing research for Petty Magic I came upon the magical German word gemütlich, which means cozy, cheerful belonging. […]

What’s in your Noise?

  I went to grad school in Galway, in the west of Ireland—where, as you may know, it rains more […]

Wunderkind Syndrome

  Wunderkind Syndrome: Or, How to Stop Wanting to Be More Amazing Than Everybody Else There is here no measuring with […]

Fall Squam 2014

  Each time I blog about the latest Squam retreat I’m reminded of how inadequate language truly is. It’s impossible […]

June Squam 2014, part 3

(“Blossoms unspooled from her mouth”; June Squam 2014, part 2; all Squam entries.)     Why has it taken me […]

How going vegan can make you more creative

I’m very excited to report that I have a guest post on my friend and mentor Victoria Moran’s blog today! […]

The most useful work there is

I just put this note up on Facebook, and I thought it might be worth reposting here. I have many […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.