Making Peace with Our Bodies

In my early twenties, a friend invited me to a performance of the Royal Ballet in London. I'd only been to the ballet once as a child, and it had left me with the impression that I was on the outside looking in on something fragile and untouchable, but so very lovely. I agreed to join her, and … [continue]

The Significance of a Sister Circle

*Subscribers: I apologize for the glitch this morning with the emails. This version has the links to the post:) Thanks for trusting me with your inbox, and thanks for reading! After the family funeral, one of the older women approached me in the buffet line between scooping spoons of mac and … [continue]

One Word 2017: Artist

"I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius or something very small, comes to the artist and says, " Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me." And the artist either says, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and willingly becomes the bearer of the work, or refuses..." … [continue]

Bread and Wine: A New Year’s Eve Tradition

*Photo courtesy of (in)courage I fell asleep at 11:53pm with a Harry Potter book nestled into the pillows beside me, the spine still gripped in my hand. My husband snuck into the room and snapped a photo of me sleeping in my New Year’s Eve party wear—a sweatshirt, pajama pants, and tousled … [continue]

My Top Five Posts of 2016

I gathered a list of my top five posts of the year, a stress-free offering for you to read at your leisure--perhaps when you're hiding in the bathroom from the children/mailman/to-do list? No judgement here. I hope you find a moment to pause during this final week of Advent as we wait with … [continue]