Mental Health, Opinion, Parenthood, self care

I’m An Empath, But I Will Not Beg You To Talk To Me

One of my favorite things about myself is my eagerness to listen. I am an empath, through and through. I love this about myself and I have absolutely no qualms with claiming this because it has taken years of hard soul work to become a good listener. And I'm nowhere near done doing that work,… Continue reading I’m An Empath, But I Will Not Beg You To Talk To Me

faith, Feminism, Mental Health, self care

My Sexual Assault – The Truth & Why I Didn’t Report

It's taken me years to work out what to call what happened that night. For the first five years it was "consensual". I told myself that because I didn't understand that sexual assault and sexual harrassment are nuanced. The first 25 years of my life I'd been taught that rape and sexual assault only happened… Continue reading My Sexual Assault – The Truth & Why I Didn’t Report

Bereavement, cancer, self care

I’m Not Sorry

Today is the two year anniversary of my mother's passing. Leading up to her death-iversary is always difficult. It was made even more difficult by the fight we had with Virginia the last few weeks. I felt like I barely had time to prepare my heart for the incoming surge of grief. I had to… Continue reading I’m Not Sorry

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No, Virginia, We Don’t Owe You Money – How The State of Virginia Is Stealing Our Money and My Husband’s Job and How You Can Help Us

Yesterday the earth beneath my feet could have crumbled and I'd not have noticed. I walked to my mailbox after a busy morning of errand running with my husband, Joseph. We were happy. I mean, really happy. The kind of happiness that comes not from a vacation to some exotic destination or from buying a… Continue reading No, Virginia, We Don’t Owe You Money – How The State of Virginia Is Stealing Our Money and My Husband’s Job and How You Can Help Us

Bereavement, cancer, faith, Mental Health, motherhood

You Are Missing From Me

On the one year anniversary of my cousin's death, his older sister wrote that the French version of "I miss you", translates to, "you are missing from me." She shared that this is how she feels about her little brother since his passing. He is missing from our lives. And while the pain dulls a… Continue reading You Are Missing From Me

Mental Health, Opinion, self care

Mama Said

I didn't sleep well Sunday into Monday. I woke up with a sore back and high fasting blood sugar. I ate a leftover mini-quiche then felt nauseous and had intense diarrhea. The Metformin is like that. I scrolled through my twitter feed to find more bad news, more negativity, more sad pictures, and more reminders… Continue reading Mama Said

Mental Health, Opinion, self care

Self Care Sunday – Apologizing

When we think of selfcare we so often focus on just the fun parts: bubble baths, Netflix marathons, cups of tea, and good books. But caring for yourself involves so much more than just being warm and cuddly. Sometimes taking care of yourself also means doing the things you need to do. In my new… Continue reading Self Care Sunday – Apologizing

Opinion, writing

When It’s Time To Let Go Of A Friend

Almost a year ago a friendship ended. It was in the process of ending for a long, long time and I think we who had held this friendship and cared for it knew this deep down. On more than one occasion I felt it was finally "the end", but when it really was over, it… Continue reading When It’s Time To Let Go Of A Friend

Makeup, Reviews, sponsored

Review: Yes, Oh Yas!

As you probably already know, I'm a subscription service junkie! I love trying new products out and one of the best ways I've found to do this is through subscription services. These services broaden my horizons by delivering things that I usually wouldn't think to buy myself intentionally. I have learned and grown so much… Continue reading Review: Yes, Oh Yas!