It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times

Today I conducted a workshop and it went so well! I couldn’t have asked for more today as I set out on my journey to activate joy in others like I did myself!! I especially work with those diagnosed with – or experiencing in some way – chronic illness and having a hard time “comingContinue reading “It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times”

I Write Because…

I Write Because… It is important – critical even – to remember why it is that I write as often as I do. Without writing, ideas would not flow as freely. Words would simply be held captive in my brain, manifesting only as free yet restless and frustrated energy escaping my body. I need aContinue reading “I Write Because…”

It’s About the Journey

*Short Post Alert!! It’s been a fairly tough week, so it’s time to get pretty vulnerable.*  On this morning, I lay in my hospital bed… again… inpatient for the past two days after coming into the emergency department with searing pain in my abdomen and an upward-heading fever (Covid-negative, woohoo!) The sunrise is amazingly, breathtakinglyContinue reading “It’s About the Journey”

Family Values – for Mother’s Day

She cried. Yep, my all-weather, tough-as-nails mama, cried. When she learned of my official diagnosis of Lupus (SLE), she found her core group of friends at the time, and just wept. She explained to them the seriousness and ultimate severity of my diagnosis. The hard days and nights of pain, inflammation, and hospital visits toContinue reading “Family Values – for Mother’s Day”