#MeToo, too

#MeToo, too

The last few years have been really interesting for our society and culture.  I know that it wasn't, but it seemed like out of nowhere, there was this explosion of women coming forward to detail these horrific events that had taken place over the course of their lives.  And the aftershocks are still being felt [...]

The Unhappiness of Control

The Unhappiness of Control

When I was really little, a lot of my life became what you could euphemistically call “chaotic”.  As a small girl, I struggled to have any semblance of control over what was happening to me and around me.  Even now at 30, I have very vivid memories of what all of that felt like. Think [...]

When Fears Become Real Life

When Fears Become Real Life

Every man and every woman that I have ever encountered has shared one thing in common.  They have all dreaded and feared becoming their mother or father.  It’s laughable- this one common fear that we all seem to share.  Where does it come from?  What does it mean?  Is this how it’s always been? I [...]

That Ugly Face

That Ugly Face

One of the hallmarks of my life (of which there seems to be many) is dealing with addiction.  My mom lost custody of my brother and I right before Christmas when I was 4 years old.  I’ve not forgotten that night, and the nights that followed.  Upon “getting” us back when I was 10 years [...]