Authenticy and honesty are not always traits we use when facing the world outside our doors. Yet, recently, I find myself becoming more interested in showing up authentically and what that means for my life and others. In a world where a lot of pressure is put on how you look and what you … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Showing Up As Yourself
This is an old story and a new one. The Old Story: When I was 15 I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression. I had suffered for years with controlling my emotions and more often than not I felt out of control. I had outbursts. I would make myself physically sick with worry. I even … Continue reading Being Honest About My Depression
"Do you just enjoy moving?" my Dad asks in a bemused tone, a smirk on his face. I'm sitting in my Dad and Stepmom's kitchen, in Northern California discussing my future plans to move East over Saturday breakfast. My Stepmother (and hero) joins in on my defense, "Well, I think it's a great idea!". And … Continue reading The 7 Things I’ve Learned About Starting Over Again, And Again (And Again)
It's Saturday morning, I sit at the table drinking my cold tea and scrolling Pinterest for meal recipes for the week ahead, enjoying the silence. And then our 4 year old yells from the bathroom "MOM? DAD? CAN YOU WIPE MY BUTT?" I'm reminded just how glamorous parenting can be and a smile crosses my … Continue reading MOM! MOM! MOMMY! MOM! MOM!
Can there be such a thing as a spiritual one night stand? The Story: It's a Thursday night and I'm in a dimly lit bar, downtown, on a date. We've already moved on from our first stop of the night: sushi; and despite myself I'm leaning across the table while he passionately argues his disdain … Continue reading Real Talk: I had sex on the first date and it changed my life (Sorry, Mom).
"When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable." -Madeleine L'Engle I have four friends I consider to be my closest in the world, women I can fully be … Continue reading Acts of Vulnerability & Being Seen