What Writing Has Taught Me

“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.”Continue reading “What Writing Has Taught Me”

What If … Mary Wasn’t A Virgin?

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein “Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.” ~ Victor Hugo “So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.” ~ Goldie Hawn Do you ever wonder what if thus andContinue reading “What If … Mary Wasn’t A Virgin?”

On Specialness

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinaryContinue reading “On Specialness”

Why I Left Organized Religion

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama “True religion is real living;Continue reading “Why I Left Organized Religion”