All the Feelings

My dad loved Thanksgiving for many of the same reasons I do: we spend the day with family, we eat delicious food, we laugh a…

Feel Something, Say Something

It’s been a couple weeks since the election and as I begin to come out of the bubble of grief about my father’s passing,…

The Healing in Feeling

I’M AT THE hospital visiting my father. He’s had a relatively good stretch of health until he began feeling…

Do You Trust Yourself?

THE WEATHER has taken a serious turn here in New England. The days are brisk and I can already smell winter in the air. In fact,…

The Shitty Part of Loving an Animal

IT’S A TOUGH DAY today. In just a few, short hours, my sister will be helping her beloved dog cross the Rainbow Bridge.…

Procrastinating? The Reason Might Surprise You

I had an MRI this morning for a knee injury that isn’t healing as it should. When I headed downstairs to leave (stairs…

The Power of a Proper Apology

I RECENTLY disappointed someone very dear to me. She reached out to me for support in an incredibly vulnerable way and I told…

What Is Your Why?

I HAD a doctor’s appointment today – the first one I’ve had locally since I moved a year ago. I knew it…

Do Your Celebrations Honor Who You Are?

TODAY is Melissa’s birthday and we’re off for a day of hiking — one of our favorite things to do together.…

Let Fear Be Your Creative Partner

My love affair with the written word started when I was just 13 years old. My eighth-grade English teacher aptly named Dr.…