I’m a single mom, so bride no more. But this blog is about living life married to amazement. To embracing the world in your arms. To not letting fear dictate your fate. To doing hard things. To being brave and scared simultaneously. To living life out loud. To experiencing, with every pore of our beings, every joy and pain and celebration and tear and confusion and ambivalence and fear and love–fully. To acknowledging that we’re all a little messy inside, some way, some how. And we’re all deserving of love and kindness. To normalizing all of that. To connecting with you in our fears and inadequacies and beauty and courage.
I am a writer, a psychotherapist, a thirsty wine appreciator, a single Mama to two, a runner, a drummer, a general troublemaker, and frequently inappropriate. My mission in life is to help people get out of their own way. I live in the Spaces In Between.
I write about relationships: with your family, with your friends, with your significant others/dates/intimate partners, with yourself, with your community, with the world at large. These connections are who we are. It is in these relationships that we make a difference in this world. It is these connections that are our legacies. I know this to be true because for most of my life I could not authentically connect and be vulnerable. I write about my reflections on and struggles with all of this–the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for reading what I think are words of wisdom and humor, as I stumble through life and learn and laugh and love and cry. Thank you for letting me in to your life for those few moments. Enjoy, and please leave feedback of any sort. Here’s to a brave life well lived.
My work has been featured on several websites, blogs, newsletters, including but not limited to:
Huffington Post as a regular contributor!
Momastery’s Messy Beautiful Warrior Project
Omaha Sun Times
The Body Is Not An Apology here on self-image, and here on bullying.
Holy Cross Abbey newsletter
Lawyers Review Blog
Best Attorneys Network
Patricia DeJohn, MA
Dream Big, Dream Often
Drag Plus42 Lawyers
Must Stay Fit
FWT News 6 Paper