Speaking Pain in Hopes of Alleviating Some

I'm gradually coming down from an emotionally demanding week. I could sugar-coat it. Explain my pain away and remind everyone that I KNOW things could be worse -- THEY ABSOLUTELY COULD BE WORSE. But sometimes I think people like myself spend too much time stuffing away pain, feeling like everyone else's stuff is more worthy … Continue reading Speaking Pain in Hopes of Alleviating Some

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Making Peace With September While Hating September

I want to like September. I want to breathe in crisp air, hinting at fall and cooler days. I want to be that woman who breaks out all things pumpkin spice as soon as Labor Day weekend is behind us. But frankly, September is a rough month in my family. My father-in-law, Kevin, died suddenly … Continue reading Making Peace With September While Hating September