Gift from the Universe? Maybe

I have some potentially good news. I don't want to tell you all too much because I absolutely believe in jinxing things. But, I will tell you, the perfect job may have fallen into my lap just as I gave up hope and just as she (the person looking to fill the position) gave up [...]

The Bravery of Choosing to Live

I want to speak candidly about something society tells us we aren't allowed to talk about because it's dark and scary: suicide. What if, every morning when you woke up, you had to choose to keep living? You had to choose to make your lungs keep drawing in air. You had to choose not to [...]

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 [...]