The Sideboard

My mother’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was 10.  Throughout my childhood this woman was a source of light in my life.  She took me on trips, bought me pretty dresses, brushed my hair and fed me sugar cereal and Chocolate Snaps (I can still picture the cat’s face on the box).  … Read more

The Well

How do we recover from the daily task of living on days when we feel broken inside?  How do we continue to love even though our hearts get repeatedly broken and after those we trust disappoint us? How do we thrive? These questions crossed my mind tonight as I prepare to spend my first Thanksgiving … Read more

Inside She Was Free

I often wonder how we, as humans, survive?  When I step back and contemplate the number of horrific events that I have lived through—some caused by others and some part of a self-fulfilling prophecy—it is unfathomable to me that I am still here writing this.  Even more surprising is that I am living a peaceful and … Read more

Crumbs Cannot Feed the Soul

Lately I have been wondering why, in relationships, I have often settled for “crumbs.”  When I go to a bake shop to get a decadent brownie I do not savor the crumbs that fall onto the plate rather than the dessert.  So why do I accept morsels of love rather than abundance? Throughout the years, … Read more