4 Ways to Find the Right Words

My oldest daughter has always been a chatterbox. She babbled and sang at just a few months old. She spoke in complete sentences long before she turned two. She loves to talk, and talk, and talk. My second daughter is the opposite. She was a quiet baby, and when she did start talking, she struggled with a stutter and a speech impediment. Over time, my second-born became extremely moody. She started hitting, throwing things, crying Read more…

I edited a book!

Last spring, I had the privilege to edit a book written by my good friend, Sakinah Bunch, of Cleangoodeats.com. Sakinah is a health and wellness coach who brings families back to the table through mentorship and cooking programs. Her book, “Wife to Be: A Survivor’s Guide for the New and Not-So-Newlywed,” draws unique parallels between healthy marriages and healthy meals. It’s a great read for the almost-wed, the newly-wed and the not-so-newlywed. Editing a book for the Read more…

Word War.

“[Resistance] is the force that has stopped countless artists throughout the ages, repelling them from their work like two similarly charged magnets.” – Jennifer Fulwiler, “One Beautiful Dream” If you’re wondering where I’ve been lately, this quote sums it up. I’ve gone through many phases in the last decade where I’ll want to write, but I don’t know what about. Or I’ll actually write something, but then won’t publish it out of fear of what Read more…

Take the first step.

I’ve loved running and writing for as long as I can remember. With running, I loved feeling that raw energy surge through my body as my legs picked up speed. I knew I was fast, and I was proud of that. I had an even deeper love for words. Writing was the one outlet I had for my active imagination and the feelings I often hid. I knew I was a good writer, and I Read more…