we aren’t taking care of each other

What in the hell is going on here? Why are police officers killing black people? Why can they not stop doing that? I don’t want to hear that I don’t know the whole story or that I don’t know what it’s like to be in a cop’s shoes. I can be both a supporter of […]

To The Nurses Who Made a Difference in My Life

I’ve spent more days in the hospital than I can count. So I can’t tell you how many daily visits with the doctor I had in my hospital room. That would take a lot of math. But the math that really stumps me is how many times I was visited by a nurse. If you’ve been lucky […]

Why We Need to Talk About Teen Cancer

There is no situation in which cancer does not suck. Cancer sucks. This is a fact. We are told we can make choices in our lives that make us less prone to developing cancer. We are told many cancers are preventable. And while this is being said, what is not really being said — but […]

The New Mom in the Grocery Store

The rain plopped down in heavy drops on my windshield as I drove home from the grocery store this morning. I’d loaded my grocery haul into the back of my SUV just in time to miss getting soaked myself. I was glad I’d decided to do my shopping in the morning and get it out […]

A Path to Find Your Voice

In my twenties I discovered yoga makes my life better. Yoga practice calms me, gives me the space I need in my mind, helps me connect my brain and my body to each other. With ignorance I stumbled into a home practice, later finding classes and books and teachers to guide me bit by bit. Though […]