Heidi Barr & Ellie Roscher present 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life with guest Yi Shun Lai author of Pin Ups

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In a culture that says bigger is better, it is subversive work to take tiny, lasting steps toward learning and growth.

In 12 Tiny Things Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr journey with us through twelve essential areas of life: space, work, spirituality, food, style, nature, communication, home, sensuality, creativity, learning, and community. In each of these areas, we are invited to take one tiny action that is sure to open up growth and renewal.

12 Tiny Things guides us in curating a spiritual practice that promotes a more reflective, rooted, and intentional life. Regardless of how the ground feels underneath your feet, trust that there are roots there to tend. By trying on one tiny thing at a time, you can slowly, deliberately, and playfully remember who you are. You can nourish that being with tenderness. Together, we will reach and grow toward the sun.

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When Yi Shun Lai was old enough, her mother bought her a subscription to ‘Teen magazine, in the hopes that she’d shed her tomboy skin to reveal a polished young lady. But Lai cut out all the wrong articles—girls on BMX bikes, girls on the gridiron, girls on the ski slopes and in the ocean—and these women became her role models. Pin Ups is the story of Lai’s quest to join these women in their ranks.


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About the Author

Heidi Barr is a wellness coach committed to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities, and the planet. She is the author of Woodland Manitou and Cold Spring Hallelujah and lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter.




Web: heidibarr.com Twitter: @EmbodyAbundance Instagram: @heidicbarr Facebook: @HeidiBarrwriter

Ellie Roscher is the author of Play Like a Girl and How Coffee Saved My Life. She hosts the Unlikely Conversations podcast and teaches writing at The Loft Literary Center, theology at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and peace literacy at The Global Immersion Project. Ellie lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and sons.

Web: ellieroscher.com Twitter: @ellieroscher Instagram: @ellieroscher Facebook: @ellieroscher

Yi Shun Lai (say "yeeshun" for her first name; "lie" for her last) teaches in the MFA programs at Bay Path and Southern New Hampshire Universities. She pens a monthly column for The Writer magazine on the art of publishing and the craft of writing, and is the author of a novel (Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu) and a memoir (Pin Ups). 

Visit her on Twitter @gooddirt. 



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12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506465043
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Broadleaf Books - January 5th, 2021

Pin Ups Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947003897
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Little Bound Books - September 8th, 2020