I was using the restroom at Wawa the other day (Wawa is God's gift to convenience stores), and someone came into the stall next to me. She was talking on the phone, which is always a little bit of a marvel to me - people talking on the phone while using the bathroom, and, to … Continue reading Well, That Was Embarrassing ….
In the wake of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week, all I can think about is that I wish a.) I could say THE thing that would stop anyone else from taking that final step, and b.) I could explain to everyone who's never suffered from suicidal ideation what it's like … Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Title This, But It’s About Suicide
Yesterday was my birthday, and it was an awful day. I'm not saying that for pity, it just was. Nothing happened - it wasn't awful because of any event or negligence. Hubby, Kids and Dad were all very loving and thoughtful and delightful. My life is great in relative terms, and I have plenty of … Continue reading Birthday Postmortem
So, I'm having troubling writing, because I need to stay true to my mission of transparency, which is so much easier said than done. I keep sitting down and drafting the beginnings of posts that are admittedly not transparent - just chatter about legit (or random) topics. And there is a place for that, but … Continue reading On Finding My Fight
You have permission to feel whatever you feel on this day. You have permission to grieve. For a deceased child, a deceased mother, a barren womb, kids who've gone off the rails, disconnection or loss in any form that impacts your feelings about the day ...... You have permission to decline the impulse to Should … Continue reading Permission Slip for the 2nd Sunday of May
I shut the Writing Department inside me down about three years ago. I'll go into that another day. I've known for at least two of those three years that I need to open it up again. A few weeks ago, I was reading a book that made my WHY more clear for me; set another … Continue reading Writing What I Know