Hello readers — fellow seekers, dreamers, and kindred travelers navigating this strange, humbling, enlightening universe... Welcome to my freshly renovated website! A newcomer may be surprised to learn that I've blogged on this site since February 2014. Where is all the content, you ask? Well, I recently compiled almost all of my past blog posts … Continue reading Welcome!
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Sirota for inviting me onto her Ruthless Compassion podcast. Although I was a little nervous about my very first podcast interview, Dr. Sirota was an engaging interviewer and quickly put me at ease. What resulted was a great conversation about my experiences raising my son … Continue reading Podcast – My “Ruthless Compassion” Interview
Please join me for my live book launch interview with Jenn T. Grace, founder and CEO of Publish Your Purpose Press, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 12:15pm (EDT). If you can't watch it live, the video will be available to watch later on YouTube. In the interview, I'll be discussing the purpose and importance … Continue reading Join Me For My Book Launch Interview With PYP!
Available April 26, 2022, on Amazon! Summary from the Back Cover of My Alternate Universe... Somewhere out there, on some other timeline, in some other plane of existence, another version of me is living the life I had planned. I picture her to be a peacefully content, self-assured supermom and a bit of a smug … Continue reading Announcing My Debut Memoir!
I met my friend Angela my freshman year of college when we bonded over cat cadavers in Anatomy and Physiology lab. I was drawn to her delightfully odd sense of humor and ability to take jokes a bit too far in the best possible way. I was a heavy metal chick at the time, with … Continue reading Friends – Laughter and Frosting
I read somewhere that people who have a positive attitude live longer. If this is, indeed, the case – I am screwed. As far as I can tell, I’ve pretty much been a crotchety old person complaining about the music being too loud and telling people to get the hell off my lawn (figuratively speaking, … Continue reading Stress – Learning to Deal With Sh*t (With the Help of a Dung Beetle)
As the saying goes, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees - you concentrate so hard on the details that you miss the big picture. By the same token, it’s possible to notice the whole while ignoring it’s individual parts – seeing the forest but neglecting to acknowledge the trees. Then there … Continue reading Perspective – Stories Told By Trees in a Giant Forest
I haven’t published a post in a while. Honestly, the past couple months have been personally challenging, and on top of that I’ve had writer’s block. Oh, I’ve had plenty of stuff to say, even jotted down notes and mapped out chapters. But when I sat down to write, the words didn’t dance lithely from … Continue reading Liebster Award – A Post-Thanksgiving Word Workout
Once upon a time, I was not a fish in a fish tank. I was a normal person with a normal life. My hopes and dreams for the future were average, typical, normal hopes and dreams built on average, typical, normal expectations of what life should be. But autism changed things, turned normal on its … Continue reading “Normal” – My Life As A Fish
I’m not sure exactly how old I was when this memory was imprinted on my brain. I know I was young – maybe three or four years old. I was wading knee-deep in the water, parallel to the beach where people were sunbathing on blankets. My two older brothers were walking with me. A rope … Continue reading Buoyancy – Treading Water in the Dark and Monstrous Deep