To love thine enemy: why love will always trump hate.

Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/to-love-thine-enemy-why-love-will-always-trump-hate/ The morning after the election, I woke up crying. I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., right after John Podesta came on the air and told us to get some sleep. He told us that it was too close to call. That they would keep counting. Even at that … Continue reading To love thine enemy: why love will always trump hate.

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10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.

Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/10-ways-writing-helps-us-deal-with-a-trumped-up-world/ “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~ Maya Angelou If you’re anything like me, you watched the American Presidential race with a heavy heart. I had already burst into tears at the beginning of the final debate when I heard Trump talk so vehemently about … Continue reading 10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.

Why writing? What’s the big deal?

Everybody loves a good story. So wouldn't it makes sense that you be an active participant in your own? Writing down our thoughts, feelings and ideas can help us string together seemingly mundane moments into meaningful insights and realizations. And from that, we can start to take charge of pieces of our lives we didn't … Continue reading Why writing? What’s the big deal?