How Healing Hurts

Okay, sorry, I couldn't pass up an opportunity for some quality alliteration. This post is, however, about how the process of healing is damn painful... and how that's completely normal. Yet, some things, some types of pain are probably not normal along the path. So, I am going to try to talk a little bit [...]

To my “almost” daughter: Anika

My dear sweet, Anika, today would have been your birthday. 11 years. 11 years of unconditional love, of kissed "owies", of discovering books and hobbies and mysteries together. 11 years of learning who you are and figuring out who you want to become. 11 years of play, of laughter, of joy, of sheer silliness. 11 [...]

On the right path

It would seem that the incidents of late have pushed me onto a slightly different life path than I intended for myself but perhaps that is the "right" path afterall. I'm currently taking a career counseling class as part of my Master's program. And one of the assignments (though it wasn't actually listed as an [...]

The Other Side of Silence

This one is for the women (and yes, men, too) who aren't ready to talk, who aren't ready to divulge the details of probably the worst days of their lives. It is for the people who bravely wake up, day after day, and carry on despite the weight of their secrets. This one is to [...]

Promise I’m Grateful

Hello loves, Many of you have nominated me for blogger awards recently, which I am endlessly grateful for. I've only been blogging for a few months now, so it's incredibly moving to be seen, heard, and connected with this great community. I just to write this as a place holder for the actual nomination post [...]