So a few months back, I wrote a brutally honest piece for the Chidren’s Craniofacial Association blog about my medical PTSD and anxiety. You can read it on the Children’s Craniofacial Association blog. Thank you for reading my words. They are the best way I know how to make sense of this crazy thing… Continue reading Musings On Medical PTSD
Though this is a poem about Spring, I feel Fall comes with its own new beginnings.
When times are tough or even when they are going well, my mom and I like to look back, wax poetic about the past. One of our favorite topics is Lord and Taylor, a department store that shuttered its doors a year ago. I’d be dressed in pink seersucker and my mom with her perfectly… Continue reading An Ode To Lord & Taylor
Yesterday, Monday, March 8th, I spoke on a panel about disability and advocacy work. The working copy of my remarks appears below. I plan on editing for spelling errors, grammar, typos, and flow tonight or tomorrow. In the meanwhile, enjoy the spirit of my words. Here I am surrounded by doctors yet again. I was… Continue reading Disability and Advocacy
In times like these, we need the past, because for this one, shining moment in time, it may be the only thing we have total control over.
Cages or wings, Which do you prefer? Ask the birds Fear or love, baby Don’t say the answer Actions speak louder than words “Louder Than Words,” Tick Tick Boom, Jonathan Larson During these days of self reflection, I always go back to my roots…musical theater. Betcha didn’t see that coming. Our family always… Continue reading
I’m proud of myself today even though it was a trying one. The jaw surgery is behind me. It was minimally invasive and uneventful. The doc used a tiny scope and instruments the size of knitting needles to clean out the arthritic tissue. The recovery has gone better than expected, too. I could not ask… Continue reading Structural and Emotional Improvements
I was in the waiting room at the dentist office in a ton of pain, so I thought how can I improve the moment and practice some distress tolerance. I looked over at People Magazine on my right. The front cover depicted a photograph of Natalie Wood. Then I thought, “let’s make a list of… Continue reading My Must Watch Movie List
Is it the Prozac, or am I feeling better? Go ahead, you can laugh. Typically, things zip and zoom through my mind like the flying cars on the Jetsons. (The thoughts and feelings even make that cute noise as they whiz by. Having a great imagination is such a gift.) No longer is that the… Continue reading Connection, Acceptance, Spirit, and More
N.B. I sometimes come across projects at work that I can get passionate about. Telling people about motive magazine IS something I am passionate about. It has helped me explore my spirituality. The art, articles, and perspectives shared in its pages have been a way of experiencing something larger than myself. I don’t know whether it is… Continue reading The Making of…motive Magazine Art Exhibition Movie