Deborah Carlyn McNamara, MA is a writer, sustainability educator and activist, and mother of three boys in Boulder, Colorado. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Boston University and an M.A. in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, where she also has served as an adjunct faculty member. Over the past twenty years, Deb 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. Her writing on motherhood has appeared in Artfull Mother Magazine. She is also the author of The Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting.
Over the past twenty years, Deborah has delved into the mystical Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions through both academic study as well as time in monasteries and retreat centers in the US, Europe and India. She studied yoga extensively in Boulder, Colorado with widely recognized teacher Sofia Diaz, and received her Yoga Teacher Training certification in 2004. Deborah’s commitment to paying close attention to her own experience while being open to continued learning and insight helped her to realize that motherhood offers the perfect invitation to grow and evolve. And so this blog was born!
Over the past decade, Deborah has also worked for the Northwest Earth Institute, an environmental non-profit promoting sustainability and living simply, where she contributes regularly to the Northwest Earth Institute blog.
You can contact Deborah here, or by posting a comment to this blog. Thank you for visiting!