A Fresh Perspective on Letting Go

January is often a time of introspection, new dreams, and leaving the past year left behind. Sometimes, leaving our pasts in the past is more challenging than we'd like. And sometimes, nature steps in and nudges us to move forward....

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What Does Fire Teach Us About Healing?

Lately, with all the devastating wildfires in California, I've been thinking a lot about fire. I've been evacuated three times from these California fires—once this year, and twice in the past five years. I've been fortunate each time to return unharmed to a safe, unscathed home. Others have not been so fortunate....

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Saying Yes to Life and No To Fear

When I was beaten down from my myriad health challenges, I stopped saying yes and became fearful. At one point during the height of my illness, I couldn’t be left alone. I would shake and scream and cry from the pain and uncertainty of living with an undiagnosed illness. I had stopped saying yes....

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What’s It Like Living with an Undiagnosed illness?

Sometimes people ask me what it’s like living with a chronic, undiagnosed illness. I often have trouble explaining it, like a woman trying to describe to a man what childbirth is like. Or in all fairness, a man explaining to a woman what it feels like to get kicked in the testicles....

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