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Friday, November 25, 2016

When you want to quit, it’s a sign something needs to change.

It was just last Saturday, warmish and sunny outside but cold and gray on my insides. I put my headset on and joined the call. My friends couldn’t see me, but I sat, shoulders slumped, at a rustic kitchen table in a cabin near the woods. Neither the idyllic setting nor my group of wonderful writer friends could distract me from the demon I’d been fighting....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

1 thing we can do to find peace when it seems like there’s nothing we can do

He and I have been acquaintances for years. Familiar through friends and family. He joked that he’d buy the coffee if in exchange for answers to impossible questions. He generously bought the coffee, knowing I couldn’t hold up my end of the deal. I had little to offer but a listening ear. And some personal stories- with the disclaimer that they rise up from my...

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Friday, November 11, 2016

3 steps to heal from post election hurts

I’ve been watching the wave of emotion sweep through my email, television screen, Facebook feed, and more. I get it. I get that some people are devastated. I get that other people finally feel heard. I get that this election cycle has been icky and sticky, like finding old lint between sweaty toes. (Ew.) Yes, we need to come together...

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Friday, November 4, 2016

How a year can change your life.

Chills danced across my collar bone as she let the first note go. I felt as if someone had freed a box of butterflies in my stomach. When she closed her eyes to sing, she got lost in the dream. Like it was just her, the mirror and a hairbrush. Her soulful voice reverberated through our television speaker; she sang a question A capella, “Can I...

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