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
The January 2014 issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is out. It’s a beautiful issue in general…but specifically, it features my essay “She Had Known Me Forever” in the Creative Nonfiction section. This essay is my most emotionally profound to date, as I discuss the emotional aftermath of my sister’s murder…and how that loss ultimately connected me … More She Had Known Me Forever
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson As I look forward to the new year, I am usually reflective on a theme for the year. For the year 2011, my theme was courage. I took many brave chances in that year including writing several essays … More It Was a Healing, Imperfect, and Surrendering Year
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. -Sigmund Freud If you want to know a way to make me really upset, simply respond to any challenge or problem that I’m having … More Normal, Unique, & Crazy
Ha! That was a great way to get you to open this e-mail or read this blog post. The truth is that I really have no exciting news. Other than the fact that I have made it through another day. Another day filled with emotions and feelings…filled with laughter and sadness…filled with life. What I’ve … More Exciting News!
“Practice having fun until fun becomes fun.” – Melody Beattie For some reason, I had been struggling with what to write on the topic of fun. Perhaps it’s because I often struggle with letting go and having fun in my own life. So this post will be as much for me as it will be … More Let’s Take a Fun Inventory! It’s Good Practice
The blog awards have been running rampant lately, so much that I haven’t been able to keep up. I have about 3 in the pipeline. This is a recovery practice for me…to be able to take in compliments, without disputing or fighting it. So I appreciate your participation in my emotional healing! I will respond … More Blog Awards!