How to Support the Women In Your Life

How to Support the Women In Your Life

To be clear, this blog post is for everyone. For men, women, misogynists, feminists, Generations X-Z, traditionalists, and millennials. Mothers, fathers, CEOs and interns, dreamers, doers and everyone in between. If you know a woman, if you love a woman, if you spend any waking moment with a woman: read on.

Surviving Your Worst Days

Surviving Your Worst Days

On the eve of the second anniversary of my late husband’s passing, today’s post seemed timely. It seemed fitting. It seemed like something I needed to remind myself of. I think it’s safe to say that everyone has a looming scenario in their minds that they are sure they will never survive. The death of a parent, the loss of a career, the divorce of a marriage, the uncomfortable and isolating move away from everything you know... Mine? The passing of my  25-year-old husband after his two-year battle with cancer.

Default vs. Design

Default vs. Design

I was recently asked in an interview what I had wanted to be when I was younger. I laughed to myself as the answers came to me: a WNBA basketball player, an NBA basketball player, and a tornado chaser. I was amused at the obscurity and then applauded the boldness of younger me. I love that when I was little, logic didn’t stop me from dreaming.

The Weight of Why 

The Weight of Why 

I am a perfectionist. I am ridiculously hard on myself, and sometimes that takes inner critique and self-reflection to an unhealthy extreme. Lately, that has led me to lying in bed in tears each night asking myself “why?” I have been emotionally drained and exhausted by the weight of drowning in grief, feeling as if I have made no progress in the healing process and am in the same place that I was 18 months ago when Andrew had passed...

Hi, It’s Me Again.

Hi, It’s Me Again.

Hi, it’s me again. Except it’s not really the same me that you all have come to know through my writings. My narrative is different now, my life looks nothing like what I had expected, and my purpose has shifted...