Clarity and Expectation

“Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder   I started a women’s group a few months ago- it’s called Women in Conversation. It’s a group coaching session focused on...

Showing Up

  When I first quit drinking in December 2012 I would get up at 5am. I would write for an hour, then I’d do yoga with the woman on PBS. I needed that time alone before anyone else got up to write, to move. Writing helped process the enormity of what I was...

Survivor Part One

I spent most of my life feeling like there was no one in charge, me with my strong will and out of control drinking, in a continuous state of being pulled apart. I’m hungover, I’m never drinking again. I’m not sure about anything, ever. As I...
#metoo

#metoo

  My neighbor’s penis is resting on the patio chair. His soft grey athletic shorts don’t hide what there is no underwear to contain. He has a receding hairline and his eyes ask a question I don’t understand. He is determined to be desired, for someone...
Love's Not Love

Love's Not Love

The other day my oldest son, age 12, brought home a lovely bouquet of dandelions and sweet little purple flowers for me. He stuffed all these flowers into his LaCroix lemon seltzer can during outside time at school, carried them around with him half the day and all...