Moving through pain


A mentor of mine has a saying, "Humans are the only mammal that, when wounded, lays down immediately to become prey." Like every person alive, I've known my share of pain. No, it's not necessarily worse or less debilitating than another's. I mean, who's to say when I tell my toddler "No" and he BECOMES …

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A Tiny Splinter


A few weeks ago I made the mistake of wearing flip-flops on a playground and stepped on a splinter that lodged into the base of my big toe. Certain it was removed, I disinfected the wound. My husband offered to help but I assured him it was fine. A few days later it still hurt …

Still me


I didn't then, I don't now and will never, have it all together. No matter what your outsides or accomplishments seem to be, it's what's going on inside that will make or break you. For me, at an early age I convinced myself if I looked and acted alright... Everything would be all right. The …

This is me.


In the '90's Mary J. Blige rocked our collective world with an album somehow, magically, darn-near exclusively made up of songs that had been around for years... And it felt brand-new. I was shocked to find how completely some of the songs mimicked earlier tracks, and how they just remade others around a short clip. …