I Wish You Rainbows: A Prayer for Self Acceptance

May you find your rainbow, your miracle, your peace in the fog today.

Today I wish you rainbows. I wish you the bravery to take a deep breath and forgive yourself for being so you, so human, so beautiful and sacred and perfect and fallible and messy all at one. I wish you the fierceness to show up for your life. To accidentally talk too much. To say … Continue reading I Wish You Rainbows: A Prayer for Self Acceptance

When Fear Goes Into Hiding

Lately I feel like I'm up-leveling, on the cusp of everything, gaping wide-eyed at my life as it finally starts to resemble the life I have always wanted. I just finished writing the manuscript of my first book, and I plan on publishing it myself in February 2016 (unless a lightning bolt of divine synchronicity … Continue reading When Fear Goes Into Hiding

Anxiety, My Teacher: Gentle Strategies to Look Fear in the Eye

There is a frantic young child inside me who screams and shakes. Her name is Anxiety, and I can feel her quivering in my chest. She emerges from a guilt-soaked place, dripping with fear and hysteria so thick I can see it dripping from her limbs. She insists on compulsions to make her feel safe. … Continue reading Anxiety, My Teacher: Gentle Strategies to Look Fear in the Eye

Creative Writing as a Pathway to Self Love

“Once you have learned to trust your own voice and allowed that creative force inside you to come out, you can direct it to write short stories, novels, and poetry, do revisions, and so on. You have the basic tool to fulfill your writing dreams. But beware. This type of writing will uncover other dreams … Continue reading Creative Writing as a Pathway to Self Love

Hatching Open

"I write to discover what I know." - Flannery O'Connor   Expression is one of the bravest things I know. It takes bravery to put a pen to paper when we don’t have a bank, boss, or teacher scolding us into producing something by a solid deadline. The world doesn’t care one way or another … Continue reading Hatching Open