The Toxic Relationship I Didn’t Sign Up For

Back in my mid-thirties, I found myself living in LA, intertwined in a mentally abusive relationship with my then-boyfriend (which I wrote about in one of my earlier blogs on The Daily Feels).  It took me years to admit that I, this strong, independent, badass,...

Starting 2021 With Resilience

I’ve been toying around with this notion of what it means to be resilient.  When I consider the state of the world, writing these words feels like I’ve made it to the next level of Jumanji.  And each day I navigate the course so I don’t lose a life and fight...

Acceptance and Gratitude are Practice

We are only in the second week of January and I can officially say that 2021 has already been an interesting year.  I think standing outside of a friend’s house over a fire to bring in the new year opened me up for all sorts of newness.  Not in a million years did I...

Deja Vu

A few nights ago, my daughter woke up with a bloody nose. Naturally, I woke up and leaped out of bed to help her. As we sat there on the bathroom floor holding tissues to her nose, I noticed I was drenched with sweat and short of breath. My adrenaline was pumping so...

Basketball and Runaway Babies

My oldest daughter was 5 when her little sister came along. By the time she was 7, she had two siblings who were 18 months apart and often had to be dragged to all her extracurriculars…..usually WAY past their bedtimes. My husband has a demanding job and was often...

An Open Letter to My Future High School Friends…

Dear future high school friends, It’s 2021, which means we will graduate 8th grade in the spring and start high school in the fall. I’m really excited for high school and I can’t wait to meet new friends. Although I am very excited, there are a few things on my mind...

THOU SHALT NOT BE ME – The 11th Commandment

I am not a punctuation point; I AM THE POINT!!! As I begin to type I realize that I have to ask myself questions that I truly won’t like to hear the answers to. Have I broken His rules and said unkind words? Yes, don’t we all?  This blog is not about “true...

Pandemic Prep 101…The Masterclass is in session

So here we are, a new year, and to my great dismay, we are still dealing with  Covid.  It feels like a minute and a lifetime all at once. But I find myself quite conflicted, and this is why.  I have witnessed bravery that mere words cannot possibly...

The Ten Things I Have Learned As A Widow

It’s hard for me to believe that I have been a widow for three years. In some instances, it seems like yesterday, and in others a lifetime ago.  For quite a while I would write to my friends about the 10 things that I had learned each month following his death....