One Hard Look at..

Believe Me

I wish I could have told you How and when they crossed the line When I became a piece of meat On which they tried to dine But I learned...

Fibromyalgia

I can't remember a time when there wasn't pain or the ominous threat of pain. Some of my earliest memories are of holding my legs, under...

Vertigo

Until you've experienced it, you have no idea. Vertigo may be just a movie title to you or your worst nightmare. It's unlike being...

The Man with the Italian Sock

A little over eight years ago I was picking up my friend Jon*, from our friend Lisa's house. Lisa* had recently moved into a new house...

Milk from the Hardware Store

I'm incredibly lucky that I have some close girl friends that don't judge me and truly offer unconditional support through tough times. ...

Losing a Friend

Every time I make a roasted chicken or fettuccine. When I make a mustard-olive oil sauce for steamed artichokes. When I think of...

Love & Codependency

As I am writing this, I am watching the 2009 movie, He's Just Not That Into You. It reminds me of something I've heard often over the...

Youth

Our culture is obsessed with youth. Everywhere you turn we are being sold anti-aging products and shown images of young models with no...

Sick Days

As a young adult, I thought I was going to be dead by twenty-five. It didn't make me sad to think about, it's just something I had...

Spirituality

When I was a child, probably around 4th grade, my parents told me that I had to explore religion. They suggested Sunday School but said...

Loneliness

As I was thinking about perfectionism the other day I started thinking about the fear that causes the need to be perfect. If a major...

Perfectionism

One hard look at perfectionism from infancy to adulthood. Saying Goodbye to Perfection “I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive...

A New Year, A New Change in Gear

2019 is fast approaching and I'm checking off a resolution a few days early. New Year, New Change in Gear 2018 was a doozy. I went into...