I’ve neglected our relationship. My heart stings a bit when I think about it. I don’t think you realize how important your are. Your comments, stories, struggles and successes. They matter to me. You’ve become a part of my family, a reaching, intertwining network of roots and vines that lends connection and vitality. The nearness of you […]
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
“I was eleven years old when I joined a gang.” Those were the first words she spoke into the microphone. Five hundred men and women in pressed suits and sequened dresses sat at round tables, stunned and silent. They thought of eleven-year-old sons and daughters back at home, tucked beneath Egyptian cotton sheets and behind […]
I had no idea what parents of special needs children experienced. I was clueless. Probably insensitive and self-consumed. Until two years ago. When I found myself mama to three. Many of you already know our story. I’ve shared bits and pieces online, here and on Facebook. It’s a long story, and a complicated one. The short […]
Welcome, Lucille! You recently released a new book on self-care titled, Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy In An Overwhelmed World. So tell us: Exactly what is self-care? Years ago when I was in grad school and unraveling my own trauma history, I became emotionally overwhelmed. I wanted to move through my healing quickly, but my […]