The “B” Word.

"I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I [...]

Are We Out of the Woods?

"Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet? Good." -T. Swift Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This one simple word made me a target in the woods and wilderness of my life. Why? How? [...]

Falling In Love (Literally)

"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing [...]