One Hard Look at..

The Rope

I can't even begin to tell you how many relationships I have been in where I held on to hope with all my might until it was clear there was no cavalry coming to save the relationship. So I stayed down in that well of hope, expecting that one day I would be lifted out and my expectations would become a reality. Let me tell you, that rarely happens. Yet I still never give up hope. I think hope is crucial to success and happiness. As long as two people have hope, anything ca


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 I could choose any religion I would like and attend whatever equivalent of Sunday School they offered. I wanted to be Jewish because our closest family friends were Jewish and I adored the culture but, unfortunately, I don't believe it works that way without marrying into a Jewish family. At the time I was pretty ignorant about any Eastern


When I was younger I never would have imagined that I would become a cheerleader for therapy. Then a difficult situation that I had no control over gave me no choice but to ask for help. It was survival time and I needed help navigating the murky waters of life. My new life guide, or life vest as she feels like at times because therapy definitely keeps me afloat, is everything I have ever looked for in a therapist. I tried therapy maybe twice in high school and a short per