On Acceptance: When Life Is A Literal Shit Show

  I was straight up sobbing, but without the tears rolling down my cheeks, kind of sob. It looked more like the body cry where your shoulders are heave hoeing up and down uncontrollably like you’re dancing a jig. Yeah, that one. I’m standing on the bathroom rug, trying to […] Read More

On Living Like You’re Alive

The hubs and I stood there, on a rug that probably cost more than my entire wardrobe, in an exquisitely sizable, modern, well decorated house and just stared at the striking and rather large family picture on the wall. As we were gazing at it and trying to place all […] Read More

Clearing The Deck For Creativity

Have you ever had an idea strike you out of nowhere, or feel the creative muse saunter through your body like the lover it is? When the spark hit, were you in the middle of doing something that didn’t allow you to run with this lightening bolt of inspiration? — […] Read More

A Few Nuggets For The New Year

Have you ever seen a Tasmanian devil spinning around so fast you see smoke coming out of their ear? No? Me neither. That is until the last few days when I started resembling that furry creature with rapid movement. I feel a surge and a pull to clear everything off […] Read More

The Most Profound Awareness I Had In Therapy

  A couple intense sessions in and I was, again – like I did most Monday’s, sitting across from the gray-haired, soft spoken lady who guided me as I tried to make sense of not only my mothers death, but my entire frickin’ childhood. We were at the point where […] Read More

Somebody’s Praying For You

I’ve always marveled at her like she was the Mona Lisa painting or something. I talk to my husband about her like she’s an act that performed their last show and won’t be on the road again for awhile. I secretly – and not so secretly – observe her. And […] Read More

Practical Advice + Life Lessons I Learned From The Dating World

I’m writing a book about relationships + radical self-responsibility when we’re in them (and we’re in relationships all the damn time – not just love relationships – friends and family count too, as well as the most important relationship we’re in most of the time – with our sweet self). […] Read More