Feeling Our Fears Through the Autumn Transformation

Autumn is upon us, bringing with her the rainbow of seasonal decay, the heat of oversized sweaters, and the warmth of tenderhearted boyfriends. My facebook feed tells me it is the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, of playing in leaves, of yoga pants and apple cider and kissing in corn mazes… but I know an … Continue reading Feeling Our Fears Through the Autumn Transformation

Creative Respiration: Mining Your Life for Writing Content

“Write What You Know” seems like the most repeated writing advice out there. It can also come off as the most confusing and the most boring – how can we stretch and grow if we just stick to what we know? What if we have acquired lots of knowledge about a topic that doesn’t set … Continue reading Creative Respiration: Mining Your Life for Writing Content

Seeking Healing through Conscious Storytelling

Stories make up the latticed marrow of my bones. I want my stories flushed out for the world to see in their flaws and imperfections, their laughter, their divinity, and in the miraculous order that somehow emerges in retrospect. Stories are everything. I can say “I feel scared” and I can say “I feel brave” … Continue reading Seeking Healing through Conscious Storytelling

Nesting In My Hair – An Eyelash Story

“You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.” – Sharon Creech   I struggle with a disorder called trichotillomania (“trich”) – the compulsive pulling out of hair. People with trich can pull out the hair from anywhere on their bodies, but … Continue reading Nesting In My Hair – An Eyelash Story