I had the opportunity to write a feature article about motherhood for a local newsletter in the Bay Area several years back. Fast forward to a few months ago, and I am cleaning my computer drive when I stumble upon the almost forgotten piece of writing. I found it so applicable still, that I wanted… Continue reading Mother Ever After
What makes great writers great? I’ve asked myself this question many times. What is it about a writer’s voice, style, or story that leaves a deep mark in the souls of those who read their work? I think there are many different aspects in a writer’s life that play a role in the superiority of… Continue reading Worthwhile Influences
Recently, while talking to my fourteen-year-old, I was trying to explain to her the importance of learning control over our reactions, and the power we have when fighting negative thoughts and environments. Our conversation naturally geared to examples we’ve read about in books, and unexpectedly (or maybe not so unexpectedly) it landed on Harry Potter.… Continue reading Facing Our Dementors
The best journeys, the most memorable journeys, the ones worth taking, are filled with challenge, not just adventure. They can make you cry, make you wish you had never set off from the safety of home. But they will also most definitely make you smile, make you learn, make you grow. And it is through… Continue reading Enduring the Journey
Patience is our best weapon against failure, because failure has no way of fighting against the steady stream of a consistent heart. Heartache is a universal experience. We all know how it feels, and we all know it can come into our lives at any time—and through a variety of avenues. Recently, I came across… Continue reading Patience and Failure: A Lesson by John Milton
Several months back, as I began to write this post (yes it took that long to finish #mylife), I was sitting on a drenched table, next to a swimming pool, at the hotel from where we were eagerly waiting for our new home to be finished, listening to my five year-old asking me to count… Continue reading Quitting Never Amounts to Anything. So Keep Writing.