At some point in our lives, each of us meets a person that turns our world upside down and leads us to our highest highs and lowest lows. For me, this person was Lee. Lee took my heart and my time, my energy and my emotion for over a year and a half. He showed […]Read more "Trash bin memories"
My mom has a fantastic chili recipe. It’s just one of those delicious dishes that actually tastes like home to me, so it’s become a staple comfort food when I’m feeling a little low. So a few days back when I was just beginning to nurse the wounds inflicted by the end of a relationship […]Read more "Love and beans: The Missing Ingredient"
In the past few years I have become accutely aware of the hypocrisy emanating from individuals on both the right and left sides of the aisle. The faults that are seemingly unforgivable in one person are suddenly attributes in another. The same decision made by two different people is interpreted differently depending on who the […]Read more "The Real Outliers: Independent Thinkers"
When one thinks of the times and places that “love” manifests itself, Valentine’s Day, weddings, beautiful sunsets, and foreign cities usually come to mind. But the one place I consistently see real, enduring love? The hospital. I have been working in inpatient rehab for almost five years, and in that time I’ve seen love […]Read more "Love"
When I was a born, fresh out of the womb, I opened my eyes and trembled with the jolt of shock that I was somewhere new. When I was 7 and learning to ride my bike, my father took off the training wheels and I trembled. I was scared to ride by myself. When I […]Read more "…I trembled."
There are many things we come across in our daily lives that evoke memories. Maybe we see a baseball and it reminds us of when we played ball as kids. Maybe we hear a song and it brings back the feeling of our first heartbreak or our first dance at our wedding. But some of […]Read more "The Scent of Memories"
From a young age, I’ve had a passion for books. Picture books turned into elementary readers turned into B Jones, the Magic Tree House, Harry Potter, anything Nicholas Sparks, and so on. Lately, my reading list is filled with legal thrillers, political manifestos, autobiographies and philosophical fiction. While most books I’ve read range from average […]Read more "Value Your Values"