A Little Blurb About Yours Truly

I am trying to get better about letting you all know who I am and what you will find here so I am just going to take this opportunity to chat about, well, me. I started writing in my early teens as a coping mechanism for my depression and it is a theme that has…

Wearing A Mask Won’t Kill You, But Not Wearing One Could

Yea I’m gonna rant now because I’ve hit my limit of listening to the great mask debates and as a healthcare provider I’m going to weigh in. This is why it matters: hospitals are running out of beds. God forbid you or someone you love become ill during the time when hospitals don’t have room…

“No” Is Part Of The Journey So Keep Going

I’d be remiss if I only shared posts when my words and work made it to print because for every piece I share that’s “made it” there’s been at least five that have been rejected. Within the last week I have had two pieces passed on and another that I’m drafting but the idea in…

Embracing Rest Over Rush

On Saturdays and Sundays my social media feeds are full of all the events families are busy doing and seemingly having the time of their lives. We,however, are the family that purposefully keeps our weekends quiet and free and that doesn’t mean free so we can make plans to run ourselves ragged that means free…

Disordered Eating Is Deeply Rooted In Mental Health, and It’s Time We Talk About It

Please welcome Patrilie to the blog. She was kind enough to share her experiences and expertise on an incredibly important (and what I find to be vulnerable) topic. This post is the second of a two-part series on eating disorders and mental health. To read Part One, titled Food is Hard, click here. You can…

I’m A Mom And…

I have spent countless hours in therapy re-defining myself. Learning that I am not a one dimensional being; that I am not defined by my trauma or individual experiences. That I play many a-roles and have had many an experiences; and that this collection of roles and experiences is what actually define me. PSA: You…