A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

I am my mother's therapist. If you grieve long enough, and hard, you'll soon understand that underneath pain is a door that stays closed until we turn the knob. This is why people grieve at funerals. This is why people don't. For others, the door stays locked for years. And for others- like my mother- … Continue reading A Suicide Note that begins with “Please Stay Alive” [Short Story]

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Doing Little Things for the Bigger Picture

This is going to be one of those posts I write first for myself before anyone else and I'm so glad I get to step into October braced and ready for this one change I keep running from. Doing little things - one after the other. My manager is an advocate for starting where you … Continue reading Doing Little Things for the Bigger Picture

No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their work 

I'm going to begin this post with a sweet open declaration- I love my friends and I'm confident I've built for myself the best support system of all time. And if I'm learning anything these days, it is that No love is easy (Alison Malee). The same love that fills us with joy and sends … Continue reading No love is easy: Telling the truth to your creative friends about their work