Write from your scars, not your wounds

A wise woman said to me today, "if you want to touch others you must write from your scars,  not your wounds." I realized that the writing I have done recently, on both my blog and my Facebook, has been wound writing. And I realize that writing from this place may have had the very [...]

Words of wisdom from my past self…

This day several years ago I posted two things that still resonate with me, that I hope might resonate with all of you as well. The first: It isn't what you say or do that cuts the deepest, it is what you fail to say and choose not to do. That negative space where something (an [...]

An open letter to my depression

I am having my students write open letters as a part of their end of year memoir projects, so since I'm doing the project with them I decided to write an open letter to depression. An open letter to my depression: To my depression, I would say, "Dear Depression" but then you haven't been a [...]

Healthy Risks? Or, Have I Lost my Mind?

Lately, I've been really putting myself out there. I've felt lost and I'm trying so hard to find my place, to find my way, to find the path fate wants me on. Because right now, I'm not on that path. I can feel it in my bones. I'm not using the gifts I've been given. [...]