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Aggressive Peace After Sexual Assault

Today I planned to work on writing my book. I was updating something in Instagram and came upon this post and I couldn’t get past it: “Every time I’m annoyed, angered, frustrated, and confused by the proceedings it’s evidence that I am a peacemaker- so I will...
Permission to Try

Permission to Try

I have a confession. Sometime between childhood and adulthood I lost hold of really trying in certain areas of my life. I recently realized I use “not trying” as an excuse ALL THE TIME. It makes me feel better about myself. It gives me an excuse for not “being...
On Becoming Less Safe

On Becoming Less Safe

  I am naked and alone, strapped to a table looking up at dingy square tiles. The room is cold and I am cold. Between bouts of vomit I whisper to anyone who can hear me- “I can’t breathe…” After 36 hours of labor this is where I find myself. My husband is...

Oatmeal v. Peace

My son is only a year old but he already likes to put things in their place. He loves throwing the building blocks back into their plastic bin with a big crash! When my daughter finds one of her stray hairs she says “Oh! There you go!” while she places it on the top...