I normally only write about the hardships in my life after I’ve learned the lesson or once I’ve healed from the experience enough to revisit it through words. I like telling the sad or hard stories but ending on the lesson, a written Modern Family episode, if you will. But today I’m writing from the… Continue reading You Can Go Now, Anxiety!
*Originally published here The other day a new friend, a fellow Phoenix mama, gave me some sympathy for my four recurrent miscarriages. She apologized for the losses and commented “oh, your poor heart.” While I certainly appreciated the love and her sweet, kind heart, I felt nothing. There was no sadness or anger or… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be Okay…or not.*
I have anxiety and mild depression. Just reading that sentence brings tears to my eyes. Why? Because I am filled with shame. I know shame well; we've become close these last few years. When I started experiencing bizarre and unexplainable symptoms that made me feel like I was dying, my lungs were collapsing and/or my… Continue reading The Shame That Tags Along With Anxiety
When I met Ashley Gordon last summer at a BBQ, I was floored by her beauty and her aura. But once we got talking, I was really blown away by how incredible she was. She told me a story* you wouldn't believe if you hadn't heard it from her mouth. Her boyfriend died in… Continue reading Real Talk: Transforming Tragedy into Love with Ashley Gordon