The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

“Looking back on it now, was there anything I did at the time that you think was either helpful or harmful in getting you through the challenges you faced after your arrest?” That’s the question I asked my child as I prepared to record Episode 6 of...
Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”   One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...
Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...
Dear Friend…

Dear Friend…

Dear Friend, No one prepares you for this situation. There’s not a book given out to you when you take your newborn home. It’s not a topic that comes up at a visit with your pediatrician or at a parent-teacher conference. No, instead, this is a situation that comes...
Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Brene Brown said, “When we run from our struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.” Well, recently, one of my struggles sat down right in front of me and my friends, I did not like what I saw. I saw myself as a mama. A...
Healing Begins with Talking ❤

Healing Begins with Talking ❤

Tiny details in the expression on a person’s face, the way they sit, the look in their eyes, the sound their breath makes leaving their body can all communicate how heavy a person’s burden feels on any given day. Yet, even as the weight of that burden becomes...