Perfectly Imperfect

This is, and always will be, my favorite performance. It was seven years ago. My moves weren’t as crisp, and I didn’t know half the tricks that I know now. I even drop the hoop during my show. It’s not about perfection. It’s about the message, and the way I felt when I danced with […]

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An Evening with TWLOHA

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend An Evening With To Write Love on Her Arms. I’ve been following the organization for quite some time and even served as a guest blogger for TWLOHA a few years ago. I’m hoping to re-kindle that relationship and contribute more in the near future, too. If you’re […]

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Hiding Doesn’t Heal

I literally used to keep my writing under lock and key. When I was in my deepest, darkest throws of depression, I wrote. This powerful outlet is one of the things that actually saved me from taking my own life. In those days, one of my biggest fears was for someone to find and read my journal. I […]

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A Letter to Brad, Twenty Years Later

Dear Brad, I’ll never forget sitting at an outdoor bar in Cancun, Mexico with you, sipping on Long Island Iced Teas in super-sized styrofoam cups.  I was 17 and you were 18. We’d just graduated from high school, and the whole world was out there, waiting for us. I was heading to college at the […]

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Finding Light in the Darkest of Days

You are loved. You are valued. You are worthy.  Count your blessings.  Be grateful.  Life is precious, and so are you. I remember a time in my life when I would have been angered by statements like these.  I thought that no one understood me and that no one could relate.  During those dark days, […]

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Guest Blog for TWLOHA

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  I’ve been following TWLOHA for almost five years, and I knew that I wanted to work with the organization somehow, someday. When I was asked to be a […]

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