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
…is an essay I wrote some time ago that has re-emerged and been published in The Griffin Literary Journal. Click here and flip to page 51 for the moving adventure.
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
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
“Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.” -Elizabeth Kubler Ross Unfortunately, in the case of the person I remember today, a peaceful death did … More Remembering a Fallen Star
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama A friend of mine recently lost her dad. Having experienced the loss of my own father several years ago, I could share my pain with her. And not just that I lost someone that I love, … More How to Activate Your Compassion Gene
Hello everyone! My latest essay, “The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo,” has just been published! Please visit r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal to read my piece as well as to read the pieces of other authors on the site. It is truly an awesome journal. Anyway, the link to my essay is below. Enjoy! 🙂 Michele The Shrink Who … More The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo