Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.  ― Anaïs Nin

Meet Macala

I’m a horseback riding, food-loving, bow-hunting woman who raises her own meat and grows her own garden. I’m happiest in the middle and living in the NOW-ish-ness. I thrive helping women heal their relationships with food and themselves. I also horses to do it. 

I Gave Up Hollywood For Horseback

 I’m a woman who loves cowboy boots, horses, backroads, and open spaces. Growing up, my family managed 1200 acres in the midwest dedicated to livestock and crop production; you could say I was born with my love of farming, food and agriculture. Being a systems thinker, I know that when you find holes and empty spaces, there’s always an opportunity to fill them.

So in this past year, my search led to me to a last and final life assessment, knowing I had “one more big thing” I could commit myself to making. I just had to figure out what and who I was going to do it with. It turns out that was Grace, Grit & Wit, a website and a horse ranch in Carnation, Washington, to help women explore their relationships themselves. While we have online products, we're also offering paid classes and non-profit, mental health services for teenage girls and women in 2021. 

I currently run a content marketing firm for food, agricultural and farming companies. So when it comes, to food, I know a lot about it. I've written about food for over a decade, and my expertise and writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Ad Age, Mashable, and PSFK. I also write about food on LinkedIn and show my farm on Instagram. I've studied nutrition and food science at Stanford and I'm earning my integrative medicine certification at University of Minnesota. 

What Are You Waiting For?

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

–– George Herbert