Pathway to Peace, Mindfulness & Gratitude

A few years ago, I began on a journey to find peace. Things at the time weren't great but they seemed to be following the somewhat natural flow of things. Until a bomb went off that shook everything I thought that I knew about almost everyone in my life, to its very core. I did… Continue reading Pathway to Peace, Mindfulness & Gratitude


Random Act of Kindness: What Goes Around, Comes Around

It's easy to forget that there is still kindness in the world and that people really do care. It's even easier to forget that everything we do, albeit good or bad, comes back around to land squarely at our feet -- Typically when we least expect it. Today, I was humbly reminded of this fact.… Continue reading Random Act of Kindness: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Blog · Poetry

Tattered Threads

These tattered curtains resemble me Who I am today, The one I used to be They are worn from the daylight scorching their threads Holes from the violent breeze Through open windows Abruptly thrashing them They served their purpose when they were new Today hanging as a memory that life wasn't easy That times can… Continue reading Tattered Threads


The Heart of Man

I remember it like it was yesterday, police officers roaming from class to class with their dogs and handheld metal detectors. As one of them entered my classroom I knew any minute I would be in more trouble than I ever thought I would be, when waking up for school that day. I unzipped my… Continue reading The Heart of Man


A Day of Love

It’s Valentine’s Day and there are no words that adequately describe how much I have truly loathed this holiday. I shared last year, I think it was, why this is my least favorite day of the year – But to catch you up – This day 18 years ago, I married someone who aided in… Continue reading A Day of Love

Blog · Writings

Half-Hearted, Fully Loved (One Mother’s Journey into HLHS & Loss)

Libby sat in the row of guest chairs this morning, just waiting.  She wasn’t even sure what it was that she was waiting for, but there she sat in anticipation either way.  Dr. Melbourne, the Cardiovascular Surgeon who had taken over Israel’s care, walked into the waiting room.  He was a very short man, small-boned and… Continue reading Half-Hearted, Fully Loved (One Mother’s Journey into HLHS & Loss)


Menopause Pt. 3: The Journey Continues

I'll admit, this is a weird place to be in. I'm 35 years old, going through menopause and raising a four year old. How many menopausal women out there can say the same? Shockingly, there is a lot considering all of the many women I have heard stories from who were also put into medically… Continue reading Menopause Pt. 3: The Journey Continues


Faux Feminism: What’s Not Being Said

Yesterday evening, I was watching a news program where the female journalist brought on a young woman, a self-identified “feminist” and a writer, whom had written a disparaging piece on the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. It was one of those interviews where I found myself searching all around me for the… Continue reading Faux Feminism: What’s Not Being Said


Cast Your Cares

Last night I couldn’t sleep, so I went out to the living room with my laptop and thought maybe this would be a good time to write. Instead, I had so many things I wanted to say circling around in my head that there I was, hypnotically staring at a blinking curser on a blank… Continue reading Cast Your Cares

Blog · Writings

The Act of Peace

I hear a lot of people these days shouting about peace and their desire for it, while they also perpetually allow themselves to be enthralled in petty arguments, endless debates and constant drama. As I’ve said many times, peace comes from within. It isn’t hinged upon what the surrounding circumstances dictate so long as you… Continue reading The Act of Peace


For Whom Taught Me

This month marks the one year anniversary of my oldest sister’s passing and I’ve been thinking a lot about the influence that she had on my life. When she died, I was already on this journey of self-discovery and enlightenment, but when she left, it pushed me even harder down the path which I was… Continue reading For Whom Taught Me


Free Speech Anyone?

This past weekend my sister posted a funny video depicting millennials in a job interview. We both have teenaged daughters, which made it funny because we see the likeness in our own children. I personally saw it funny because the much older interviewer referred to “technological skills” as knowing how to operate within Microsoft Excel… Continue reading Free Speech Anyone?


Writing in the New Year

Lately I keep asking myself the question, what do I write for? The past few months I have written many pieces which I have passed on publishing to this blog. It seems like right now, emotions are heightened. Any difference of opinion is more likely to be met with incomparable emotional aggression than to that… Continue reading Writing in the New Year


Decline and Fall

I can’t help but wonder, when is it ever going to be enough, for us to rise up and call the discrepancies to light? Suddenly adults have to be told not to inappropriately touch children. Suddenly grown people have to be reprimanded and displayed across the court of public opinion, to know it’s not okay… Continue reading Decline and Fall


It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Last year I wrote about what Christmas has meant to me in years passed. Though I still share the same sentiment, this year feels somewhat different. This is a year of firsts. It’s the first year that we have a live Christmas tree, since I was a kid. It will be the first time that… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas