My latest essay called “My Diseased Hope” is now available in the 2016 issue of the Delmarva Review. This essay is an amazing accomplishment for me because: 1. It is a very open, personal and intimate exploration of my struggle (and daily defeat) with major depressive disorder, and 2. It is the very first time … More My Diseased Hope
In honor of the 21st anniversary of my sister’s (still unsolved) murder, I’m re-posting an essay that I wrote and was published by Foliate Oak Literary Magazine a few years ago that explored the aftermath of that traumatic event in my life. My mom’s recent passing makes me think of them now together in love, … More She Had Known Me Forever
I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
“Remember, the two-legged and the four-legged are made by the same creator. We are relatives.” -Cloud Dancing (from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) “No creature is undeserving of love. God reminds us of that.” –Today’s Gift from Hazelden It had been a long week. For various reasons, I was feeling especially lonely and disconnected. That’s kind … More Cat and Mouse
“When I can envision a better existence, I can embrace uncertainty with courage.” -Rokelle Lerner This quote stood out to me the other day as I was on my commute. When I saw the word “uncertainty,” I became instantly reflective about a post I wrote in September called “Uncertainty.” In that post, I talked about … More Uncertainty and Courage
It’s Okay to Cry and Laugh.
I am a mom to two kids. First, I am a mom to my Samson kitty. And second, I am a mom to my own inner child. This “child” lives within me. She is the little girl that I once denied, but now welcome and nurture with open arms. I am now a parent to … More Loving My Inner Child