It’s a Process

Another pomegranate martini lingered in front of me; its sweet red nectar glistening in the glow of lowered lights and laughter. Two of my girlfriends flanked the table and I was absorbed by their presence. I'm realizing that everyone suffers from some level of loneliness or discontentment. The stay-at-home mom, the working mom, the mom … Continue reading It’s a Process

hello courage

I've spent the better part of an hour letting my last cup of coffee grow cold, sifting through pounds of advice on how to overcome writer's block, looking for that one perfect and inspiring blog prompt. It finally struck me, though, that my three-month long writing drought  is not due to insufficient inspiration or a … Continue reading hello courage

Writer’s Workshop: Listen

I should be enjoying the sounds of a good morning: birds chirping, children giggling at the bus stop in front of our house, the faint breathing of my daughter still asleep upstairs, the sighs of my sweet dog watching deer and other wildlife meander through our yard. But instead, I'm listening to myself whine. I'm … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Listen

Five Minute Friday: Brave

My idea of brave has not only changed over the years, but has morphed into something different even today. It's become more of an understanding, than a definition. Maybe even an epiphany. Brave is not the same for everyone. I picture it being a lot like thresholds of pain tolerance, actually. A place in our … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Brave

Five Minute Friday: Cherish

I don't know why we hang on to things like hair. Don't get me wrong, I love the way long hair looks on a lot of people. In fact, I've been wearing my hair various lengths of "long" for the last eleven years. But it takes work. It takes a certain level of commitment that … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Cherish