• crystals

    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…

  • Darkness Visible

    I’ve logged close to 10,000 words this week. I’m breaking only for scheduled meetings and to teach my classes. I’ve shut off the outside, with the intention of going deep…

  • 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…

  • A Love Affair

    My love affair with writing began during childhood… I was eight years old when my name was called over the loud-speaker at my school-wide assembly. I didn’t even enter the Creative…

  • Dad’s Best Year

    One of the things I love most about writing is that, by doing so, we get to freeze time… kind of like a photograph.  We have the ability to save…

  • Seeing With New Eyes

    As living creatures, we are constantly growing and evolving.  When we are open to change, we have the ability to see things from different vantage points.  To experience this, we…

  • 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…