How to Write the Hard Stuff

How to Write the Hard Stuff

From a blog reader: “It would be great if you could write about how you started writing so honestly about difficult issues that lie at the heart and soul of so many people. Was it difficult? Did you ever face the fear of being judged negatively by people? If so, how...

Vulnerable

There is something about going through a difficult time that makes me feel unprotected, uncovered. It’s sort of like the emotional version of how I felt in the days following 9/11…where I sort of sprinted to my car as if a plane would fall out of the sky at any...

New Name

When I was going through my divorce, I overlaid my past onto my children and made some assumptions. One pretty big one was that they would want my last name to be their last name.  I also made another – now that I think about it – quite arrogant assumption about my...

Living & Writing in Truth

I spent my 20s and 30s in denial.  I was lying to myself about how bad my marriage really was.  I didn’t want to see the truth, because I was scared of what it would mean…scared of losing the sweet little life that I had crafted for myself. But somewhere along the...

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