Redemption: A Poem

Redemption     i have been unwanted and I have been desired   i have been praised and I have been called names   i have been pushed down and I have been held up    i have been torn down and I have stood up    i have been neglected and I have been […]

On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

  When I was little I would put on my black leotard and stuff the chest of it with rolled up socks or oranges and act like I had boobs. #becarefulwhatyouwishfor I distinctly remember going to the laundromat with my mom and her good friend, Cindy, when I was 7 or 8. While they talked […]

Let’s Get This [frugal] Party Started!

Oh you guys, so much has been going on. I don’t even know where to start, I really don’t. You can catch up a little bit if you follow my Instagram account. That will clue you in a little bit! I also I just wrote this post on my simple living blog, a simple rebellion. […]

My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

Hello Friends! It’s been so long! I’ve thought about you nearly every day since I last wrote, on July 18th. Wasn’t that all about circuses and monkeys? Could you relate? If you’re into astrology at all, that was as we were heading into the July 26th Mercury Retrograde, which is about to end in the […]

Start With the Problem

I was talking a good friend recently about the state of my writing life. She said something to me that resonated deeply. Start with the problem, she said. To be honest, she was referring to a lesson she has learned as an editor and in working with developing stories, but it works for me and my […]

On Shame and Courage

A few days ago I posted this image of my 20-something self and my teenaged daughter on my Instagram.     I wrote this text to go along with it: I’m sure it seems vain to post this, but I’m working on honoring my body – in all the various forms and shapes it has […]