Welcome!

I’m so glad you found me!

When I recently decided to own my identity as a writer, I realized I needed a site to reflect that. So I sadly stopped blogging at  www.thewellnestedlife.com  (although all that great content is still there) but I’m thrilled to have this new site, and thrilled that you’re here!

What do I write? Creative nonfiction–essays about self-acceptance, personal growth, and life lessons, all of them themes in my memoir. I started writing my story twenty years ago, then dropped it when living life in the present took priority over recreating the past.   But my story demanded to be told; it would not be silenced. I listened, and here I am.

My memoir tells about the challenges I faced as a mother that exposed my flaws as a woman.

One of the challenges I faced was my young son’s long (and successful!) rumble with a brain tumor. It was a rough road. I often wipe tears from my keyboard as I relive the scenes, my heart heavy, my breathing shallow. I hold myself accountable and own my truth. It’s not always pretty and I’m not always proud, but I am brutally honest.

Talk about life lessons–both living my story and writing about it have taught me more about myself than I could have learned any other way. That’s another truth:

An imperfect life teaches you things a perfect life never could.

The saga of pain makes the ending all the more uplifting. I can’t wait for you to read it. In the meantime, you can get a taste of it here.

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If you want to catch up on my past posts, you can do that  here or click on “blog” in the menu bar.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by!