Another Trip Around The Sun

Last March, my daughter declared she was the only one in our family who would have a pandemic Birthday. At that time, the statement didn’t seem ludicrous. It seemed optimistic to think she may be the only one, yet plausible. We had no clue. We had sympathy for her, and Continue Reading

It’s the First Day of Second Semester, and The Pandemic is Still Here

Winter break is officially over, and we are settling back into our routine of getting online to learn and work. There are days when I am struck by the strangeness of it all. Even though this has been our reality for months, it still feels like a bizarre dream, or Continue Reading

A Year We Were Never Expecting. And A Year We Will Never Forget.

This morning, as I was walking around the house, wiping down counters, making beds and doing the things I do at the start of the day, I had a feeling of peace wash over me. I was still in my pajamas, as I often am for hours and hours into Continue Reading

Sifting Through The Darkness

November, the month of gratitude, is right around the corner. It’s the time of year when we collectively pause, reflect on, and express our thoughts of thanksgiving.  There is much to be grateful for.  Sometimes the list is like a geyser, forcefully erupting from our hearts and out of of Continue Reading

When Will We Be Together Again: A Lesson in Patience

I sat down to write today and couldn’t find the words; so I asked myself, how do I feel? And I still couldn’t find the words. My family and I are settling into a routine and are learning to embrace our new normal. Each day is similar to the last, Continue Reading

Sliding Down The Slippery Slope: Thoughts on My Eating Disorder

After I graduated from high school, I developed an eating disorder.  It wasn’t something I set out to do. It isn’t like I woke up one morning and thought, “Hey! I think I’ll try developing an eating disorder today. That sounds like fun.”  No. That’s not how it happened.  My Continue Reading