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

Bereavement, Mental Health, Opinion

What Depression Looks Like

In the wake of celebrity suicide there is always an initial push on social media encouraging those who are living with depression and/or suicidal tendencies to reach out if they're considering taking their life. But, the problem is it's just not that easy. While it's a really nice sentiment, most of the time if you're… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

Mental Health

Self Care Sunday – Lawn Care

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 – Lawn Care

body positivity, health, Mental Health, weight loss

When The Love Runs Out

The love ran out a bit this week. A small crack had worked its way into the foundation and over time it wore away the veneer and the strength. Eventually a trickle came and then suddenly a flood of love poured out of my vessel, leaving me all but empty. I have learned to love… Continue reading When The Love Runs Out

Mental Health, writing

I’m writing a book. I hate it.

When I watched the film "Secret Window" starring Johnny Depp, it was the first time I confronted the concept of a writer's retreat and I loved it (spoilers: minus all the psychosis and murder). Living with writers block these past two years especially has been hell and I've often romantisized the notion of escaping to… Continue reading I’m writing a book. I hate it.

Bereavement, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Thirties

You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

I grew up knowing with absolute certainty one thing about my mother: she knew how to recognize useful people. For better or worse, she had a keen sense of who she could charm and how to charm them in order to get the most out of that relationship. My mother had a knack for befriending… Continue reading You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

Mental Health, Opinion

When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted

These past few weeks I've watched in horror and support of the women who bore witness against Dr. Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted at least 150 women, many of them minors as young as 12, over the span of his decades long career. In these moments where I'm lost in their… Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Assaulted