Sobriety, White Supremacy, and the Power of Recovery

CW: Mentions of anti-Black behavior; violence; racism; white supremacy. I cannot, in good conscience, write about anything else right now. I cannot write without addressing what is currently taking place in the United States and around the world—what has been happening in the world for centuries. I can’t. I can’t write about anything else without…

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This is hard.

There’s so much I want to do right now and I’m having a hard time finding the time to do it with the little time I do have. And I know that’s a limiting belief–not enough time. Because I know that I will make time for the things that are really important to me. So…

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On Accessing Life

This is the greatest dance I’ll ever dance. I’m 34. I’m a mother, a teacher, a sober person. An aunt, a friend. I’m educated but under-schooled. A breakout and a recluse. All I really know is me and I’m still learning.

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Potty Training in a Pandemic, Part 1

When Perfectionism Rears Its Head I looked at the screenshots on my phone. A year ago? How has a year gone by? This time last year was when I first took out a potty training book from the library. At the time my twins were 21 months, a ripe time to start according to the…

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Peace and Harmony

We can’t be peace and harmony as a world until we are at peace and harmony within ourselves. Can we do it? Can we collectively take responsibility for our own shit so we can truly have peace? Because I think we can if, and it’s a big if, if we are willing. I’m a world…

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Yes, You and Just One

But is it just one glass? And if it is and you’re anything like me, do you wish it were really 3 or 5…? Yes, I’m judging you. Yes, you. But not the You who has a heart of gold and inherent worth. Those still exist. You are still that and whole. I don’t think…

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Doing the Things that Scare Us

Right now I’m scared to stay positive. I mean, I am feeling positive but I’m scared to share that. I’m scared to show that in the faces of those who are struggling right now and want to see validation of their pain. I guess I’m positive now because I just wasn’t. These past two months,…

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