Forgiveness, Part 1: Mothers and Children

Every once in a while, I encounter a book, a movie, or a poem that really speaks to me, so much so that I will re-read or re-watch it many times over.  There is one movie that I’ve watched so many times that I can practically recite the whole script, and that’s saying a lot…

Nourishment: A former foodie struggles to find her groove

I want to be able to gather with others over a meal and have everyone be nourished – myself included.  So maybe that’s a place to start.

Believe them

When your gut says “get the fuck out,” listen to it.  Ain’t nothin’ good gonna come from taking that crap. 

Washing the lettuce

How do you do that when you feel defeated, when life has thrown you a curve ball, when you feel like you can’t go on? You start small.  One foot in front of the other.  You wash the lettuce.

Save yourself

Please find a way to show yourself some love today, if only for a few minutes.  You deserve it.

“Bad Sex” and Rape Culture

Rape is not sex, it’s not even “bad sex.”  Rape is about dominance, control, and violence. The nuances of rape culture and victim-blaming are so deeply embedded in our culture that we often don’t recognize them

Don’t look away

When witnessing pain, our inclination is to look away. But the greatest gift we can give another human being is to attend to them when they are hurting.

The New Normal: Chronic Aloneness

Over 12 million older adults living alone in the United States, and 69% of them are women. The distance between happily and unhappily alone is short; you can make the difference with a tiny bit of your time.

High Regard

Do we need the approval of others, or is our own approval all we really need?

Comfort and Compassion

Working something out in ourselves while offering hope to others is the pinnacle of compassion. This is what I hope for this blog – to be compassionate toward myself and others.