Safe Sex Starts Long Before the Bedroom //

In a culture of #metoo and evolving dialogues about how men and women can co-exist in a safer and more productive manner, I have had countless conversations with my guy friends and male clients. It seems that there is a lot of fear, especially from my more sensitive male friends, about what it might look [...]

To the other woman who has had to throw her ex’s clothes in a dumpster. //

   Photo credit: Chachie McDonald // About two years ago this time, I was re-entering an apartment that I once shared with someone I thought I'd be sharing a home with forever. I didn't expect to find so many traces of him, as he had agreed to clear out all of his belongings before leaving [...]

Home of Vulnerability //

I recently reread "Eat, Pray, Love" for the third time after going through a wildly intense and unexpected season of pain, transition, healing and growth in my life. The process of shedding an old layer and stepping into our new skin, while beautiful, can be excruciating and uncomfortable. My desire is to step out of [...]

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 [...]

“Girls Interrupted”: I am co-hosting a new talk show for women!

Hey, ladies! I am SO excited to finally announce that I am co-hosting a new online talk show, "Girls Interrupted", with my lovely friend, Ashlee Brown! We actually met years ago through a women's bible study I led in my old studio apartment, and it's pretty amazing to watch how God orchestrates and brings people [...]

Happy Half Birthday To Me!!!

Okay, okay...I know that not many people celebrate half birthdays (there are people who don't even celebrate their real birthdays all that much)...but today is no ordinary half birthday. Exactly 6 months ago today, on my 22nd birthday, the love of my life got down on one knee and proposed. Time has gone by so [...]

Happiness Is Only Real When Shared.

My life has been filled with some truly wonderful times, and some extremely difficult trials (as Ecclesiastes 3 says, there is a season for everything). While I have been blessed with a wonderful and supportive family who love me, I definitely had my fair share of times when I felt quite alone and misunderstood in [...]