I thought I could do it. I thought I was strong enough and far enough from my own experiences of sexual assault and harassment to wade into the discussions surrounding […]
To my fellow peacemakers. To the weary and burdened among us. To those of you listening and learning. To those who lament. We have heard stories of injustice, racial profiling, […]
I’ve never done this before, but I wanted to share a word-for-word excerpt from an online conversation I had. I’ve had some great discussions on the topic of race and […]
When I see you, I see your skin color. I am not colorblind, nor do I want to be. What a foolish thing it would be to live in this […]
“I’m the mother of twin toddlers” is a phrase I often use when writing. It’s a true statement, but it’s also the ultimate parenting get-out-of-jail-free card. I have watched, in […]
I just found this little gem from last month. We’ll call it the cathartic holiday newsletter since I didn’t actually send it to people. “I just choked back the annual […]
Some grief is so deep, so scary, and so dark that we dare not go near it. Living through and learning to breathe on the other side of intense mourning, […]
It’s been 16 years since my brother died. It’s hard to believe that 16 years have passed and that I’ve almost spent more life without him than with him. I […]
Life is busy. You’ve got kids pulling at you, commitments in all directions, and not enough time in the day to warrant a 2-minute shower. If you’re lucky, you might gather […]
Life is full of pain and dissatisfaction, and we live in a society that tells us pain and dissatisfaction are bad. We try to make ourselves feel better with clothes, […]
I had one of those come-to-reality moments when I opened the photo gallery on my phone today. You know, an icky sinking moment when you realize your life looks nothing […]
Mold laden salami swirled atop the hot soapy water of the trash can. The day had sucked life and perspective out of me, but I was determined to end the […]
Life has a way of interrupting some of our best laid plans, and in doing so- shows us what is really important.
I didn’t know it, but I’ve waited all of my adult life to see Wonder Woman on the big screen. I’ve spent the greater part of 30 years missing out […]
You're tired of the negativity and divisiveness in our nation. I'm with you. Join me as I share some thoughts on hope in humanity and how we can bridge the divide.
I’ve noticed a theme in many stories shared on social media lately. I was deeply touched by The Innovation of Loneliness; a short video which explores the changes in the formation of our social […]