I had fallen into a small depression (which is a part of having bipolar) and hadn't really been motivated to do much. I continued to go through the motions I needed t [...]
For anyone who has seen the Broadway Musical, The Book of Mormon, you may be familiar with the phrase "Mormons just believe." It's a catchy line from one of the songs [...]
May 14, 2016
Today would have been her due date. She would have been three years old today. The baby I lost at twelve weeks never got the chance to be born physically but sh[...]
You never expect to break down at a party. But that’s exactly what happened to me at a friend’s birthday party a few years ago, and all because of the game Taboo.
As a twent[...]
Becoming a mom changes things. Let me paint you a picture.
My mornings used to begin with a cup of coffee while reading an interesting book. Now, they begin with apple juice[...]
October 2006. That was when my beautiful, perfectly imperfect son was born. He was the last extraordinary piece to my family. I prayed for him and wanted him more than words co[...]
I need a t-shirt with those words on it. If I could bottle the relief and joy I felt and sell it, I’d be richer than Warren Buffett.
Life being life, I got lai[...]
The day a stranger saved me at Target, I was wearing an oversized peach tank top. It was one of the few shirts that fit over my already large, fully engorged breasts. I walked [...]
Throughout my teenage years, I was very involved in church activities. That changed by the time I graduated from college. The college I attended was religiously conservative. T[...]
I wasn't sure I wanted to write this story. I’ve written about my childhood before, so it’s not the vulnerability that concerns me. I guess I don’t want to be misunderstood. I'[...]
I know what it’s like to be abused and be afraid to tell. I know the crippling fear that comes with revealing your trauma. I know what it’s like to be abused by a partner and s[...]
We were walking hand in hand when a bug torpedoed itself deep into my eyeball. I closed and covered my eye with the palm of my hand, trapping the bug inside and immediately mak[...]
When I was eighteen, I lived in a share house with nine other people. I had some great memories from living there, and some not so great ones. However, when I was eighteen, I d[...]
As a child, I was very moody. It didn't help I grew up with an undiagnosed/untreated bipolar mother who swung between perfectly wonderful to batshit crazy and abusive. There were[...]
I never feel like going. It’s so much easier to not go. A million reasons—some legitimate, some not so much—tempt me to ignore the need and go about my own business. And yet ev[...]
This is a story about how I broke my silence and how I came out to people. I can only talk about my successes and failures and what I'd do differently given the opportunity. Th[...]
So, it happened. I didn't expect it to happen, but it happened. I was minding my own business when WHAM!....I found myself judging someone I really didn't know.
One of my ki[...]
I generally write about my children, but honestly part of the reason I write is for therapeutic reasons, so this is a prime example of that. I have often said that until you ar[...]
This story is personal. One that has taken me a great deal of time to build up the courage to share publicly. It’s a true story. A journey filled with struggle, pain, and ultim[...]
I was sixteen and staying in Hôtel Le Dahu in the French Alps when I was first introduced to the music industry. I was a guitar boy, performing for the quiet French and English[...]
I’ve been waiting for this moment since the day my then-husband announced that he wanted a divorce. Waiting for the day when I could sit face-to-face with him and[...]
On a Tuesday night, my husband called his brother in Italy. We were a few days into a long-anticipated tour of India. Sal shared our first impressions of the exotic land with L[...]
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