On Pain and Vulnerability

It is when you are tired and vulnerable that you are most easily tempted. It is when you are exhausted and weak that you are easy prey. It is when your heart is broken, and there is a great, gaping wound, that you are open to whatever or whoever steps in to fill in the... Continue Reading →

If We’re Honest

The faithful among us… the strong, the stout-hearted – how I admire and envy their stolidity, their strength, their unwavering belief in the face of the worst situations, the most devastating diagnoses, the most painful abandonments. You know somebody like this, I’m sure – someone who, no matter what happens, their immediate response is, “Yes,... Continue Reading →

I AM FREE

I am free to run...  I am free to dance... I received an injury to my back from an accident in January - an accident that wasn't my fault. At the time, I was well on my way to losing the 60 pounds that needed to come off my body for me to feel healthy... Continue Reading →

Just… Shut Up.

My mouth. Ohhh, my mouth. When I was a little girl, my grandma taught me how to use a needle and thread; how I wish I could take a needle and thread and use it to sew up my own pie-hole. Yes, my very own open trap that doesn’t seem to know when to keep... Continue Reading →

The worst kind of sin

We all know it's wrong, even as we're doing it.  The silent looks, knowing nods of agreement, quiet snickers and eye-rolls. The exclusion of someone who isn't necessarily like us, isn't up to snuff in our estimation, or just does or says things that annoy us... when we silently devalue another and lead others in... Continue Reading →

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