Facing Down the Demons of a Major Life Change

Situational depression can look a lot like clinical depression from certain angles. Hell, for certain intents and purposes – like how one lives life, the symptoms a person is struggling with, and the urgency with which remedy should be sought – they really might as well be the same thing. But they are different and […]

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Ever’s Birth (and pregnancy) Story

Trigger Warning: This story details a traumatic emergency-section and neonatal distress. You might not feel ready to read something like this if you’ve recently experienced anything similar. You also might not feel comfortable reading something like this if you are currently pregnant and are sensitive to stories about traumatic births. Also included in this story […]

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Spring Is All Around Me

This might not make sense to many of you, but I haven’t particularly liked springtime in my various homes as an adult – not before living here in Oregon, anyway. It was decent but disorienting in Texas. In New York, so much of what should have been pretty was distracted by mounds of melting brown/gray […]

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The Power Of Place: Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa

I’ve spent a good deal of years working as a writer and a lot of that writing has been about travel. But travel writing is rarely about the act of traveling. It’s about discovery – of the self and of others. It’s about culture. It’s about the power of place. My Mexican mother-in-law used to […]

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4 Ways To Break An Anxiety Block

I wasn’t having a creative block, let’s just get that out of the way off the bat. I was having a Showing My Creations To Other People block. I was hitting a wall for sure, but it was an anxiety wall, not a creative productivity wall. Five and a half years went by between a […]

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One Year Exactly: A Review

We arrived to this house we now call home on January 24th, 2017. One year ago. We pulled in around maybe 7pm or so and found the front door unlocked. We wandered in, taking the first real look in person at our new home (we’d been in and out of this one quickly while seeing […]

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