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This past week I had the good fortune to travel back home for a small, off-milestone, high school class reunion. Maybe better said, a small gathering of interested parties. I had been back and forth lately from my home in New Jersey to help my aging mom and this get-together fit perfectly into my schedule.Continue reading “Home”

New Beginnings

This past year was a scary one for our family. We took a complete leap of faith and moved to a new place. It was an agonizing decision which came complete with many sleepless nights. The fear of the unknown was palpable and this decision could completely dismantle a steady, anchored life. But Jay andContinue reading “New Beginnings”

I Actually Hiked!!

If you’ve been following this blog, or if you’ve known me for more than an hour, you know when it comes to outdoor activities, I’m scared of my own shadow. I didn’t grow up hiking or camping and never really ran into it on my journey thus far. But in my newest job, my colleagueContinue reading “I Actually Hiked!!”

Defining Love

And so begins the month of February, where you can find sizable, shiny red heart-shaped boxes filled with all shapes and sizes of chocolate, seizing all the market opportunities associated with Valentine’s Day. Over the last few weeks, I’ve read and watched some incredible books and movies, taking me on a journey through all kindsContinue reading “Defining Love”

Unanswered Prayers

I sat down to write a piece about how I have spent a lifetime feeling unsafe. It’s taken two years to strip away all the layers of the anxiety I have felt my entire existence. I am doing the work it takes to dig into my psyche and my soul, challenge thought patterns of theContinue reading “Unanswered Prayers”

Dad and a Difference of Opinion

Warning, this may be a surprising read for some. It is not meant to be offensive.  It is simply my truth. I was raised Catholic, attending an all-girl Catholic school in my youth for 13 years. I prayed every night for the first 18 years of my life. I believed in God wholeheartedly. When IContinue reading “Dad and a Difference of Opinion”

Something to Hide

I often talk about my experience in therapy over the last year and a half because I still believe that there is a huge social stigma associated with it. I believe that many of society’s current issues come from our culture of burying everything that is “real” and creating an elaborate front that everything isContinue reading “Something to Hide”

I’m In Here

We all know the phrase “Beauty is Only Skin Deep”.  I remember my mother telling me that many years ago. She was counseling me to go beyond the surface of things to get to what’s real underneath. It was wonderful advice. True beauty is beyond physical; it is the sum of all the parts ofContinue reading “I’m In Here”