The Myth Of Keeping It All “In Balance”

"I admire your accomplishments and how you are able to juggle everything, that is great. How do you always manage to keep it all balanced?" The response came in reply to one of my Instagram stories that I created on a day when I was off from work and was totally indulging myself – massage, … Continue reading The Myth Of Keeping It All “In Balance”

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Here I Am

Here I am. I am here. Lately I’ve been living, and writing – but mostly in my head. I try to capture little moments and feelings and figure out how I’d put the words down on paper; I write and edit the sentences in my mind until they fit together and tell the story, and … Continue reading Here I Am

Healthy

  When I was in fourth grade (I think it was fourth grade, though the early elementary school years sort of blur together) one thing I knew for sure was that I was larger – physically larger – than I was supposed to be. I knew because when my class lined up in the nurse’s … Continue reading Healthy

The Mess

It gets dirty. I’ve never made any positive changes in my life without getting dirty. Gritty and slimy, wading through garbage piles that creep up past my hips. Digging. Finding what’s buried in the mess. Un-burying it. Taking a long look – no turning away anymore. Losing weight? A filthy, unflinching process. First, it meant … Continue reading The Mess

The Story

I have a friend who also likes to write, and it’s always an exciting moment for me when I see that he’s posted something new – I know that it’s probably going to make me think about something or to feel something, because that’s what good writing does. His most recent post was about the stories we tell about ourselves – … Continue reading The Story