The Autumn Light

The weather turned a little corner and so did the light. The golden light of autumn is almost enough to convince me that all is right with the world. It gives me a little hope. When we met, I never dreamed what you would mean to me. Knowing you is like knowing another part of … Continue reading The Autumn Light

A Thousand Years

Photo by: Mike Bifulco Birdie The day everything made sense again, the sweat dripped down my shirt, pooling between my breasts and running down my back. I longed for a swift and harsh southern thunderstorm to rip through town, cooling everything in its wake – including me. But I’m not that lucky. Standing in the … Continue reading A Thousand Years

Wild Things

“My love for you is strong Lord it brings me to my knees It was born in the wild” - Ryan Adams It is untamed. Wild and unplanned. I wake deep in thought, recalling the mornings in the Redwoods - the air cold and damp. There was nothing around but the untouched forest. Standing there, … Continue reading Wild Things

Dangerous & Noble Things

I'm getting there - these improbable beautiful, dangerous things are resurfacing. It looks like it'll take a bit - with a global pandemic and all. But I can let myself hope again about what lies ahead.  

Take it Easy

  With everything going on in the world today, my emotions have been . . . hmm, how to describe it . . . all over the place. I've come to accept this. On this Tuesday, that looks nothing like I expected of April 2020, I am taking it easy on myself. Even though I'm … Continue reading Take it Easy

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday! This is a slightly different Monday Motivation post. I saw this art work & had to track down the artist. She's a new favorite. You can find her, here or here or, here! It feels good to let these things go. In the new week, let them slide right off of your back. … Continue reading Monday Motivation

Attitude is Everything

I have spent plenty of Mondays in my life wishing it wasn't Monday. I walked into my day unwillingly and negativity followed. It may not have been noticed beyond my own nose, but I felt it on the inside. The negativity bubbled under the surface until I realized that my attitude impacted the course of … Continue reading Attitude is Everything

Tips for Eliminating Foods That May Worsen Behavioral Issues in Kids

If you have a child that struggles with ADHD or other complex diagnoses - particularly if they experienced trauma at any point, it can feel very lonely. Not only is it isolating because people do not understand and lack compassion, but the medical profession sometimes seems to work at cross purposes. I sometimes wonder if … Continue reading Tips for Eliminating Foods That May Worsen Behavioral Issues in Kids

Live well. Be well.

I don't like to wonder about the "what-ifs" in life. I have made it my goal to not reach the end of my days with more regrets piled up, than chances taken. While the road hasn't been straight & I've crashed and burned a few times, I would rather live fully & dream big, then … Continue reading Live well. Be well.

Lacey Mays

When Lacey Mays was five-years old, just days before she started Kindergarten, her father killed himself. If anyone in the county had been asked, they would have said it was only a matter of time that either Bob or Donna Mays would have ended up dead. They fed more than one of each other’s addictions … Continue reading Lacey Mays