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It rained today. Hard, pounding raindrops came down in sheets and I remember the bitter hatred I have towards this type of weather. How frustrated I get with the wetness, the dreary clouds that hang... Read Full Post
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My friend Anna Whiston Donaldson from An Inch of Gray recently asked me if I’d want to join in on a blog hop about writing. I consider myself a complete amateur writer, a rookie really, so I... Read Full Post
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A close family friend who I’ve known since I was a baby invited me to his parent’s house for a Jewish holiday meal one night in 2009, as they did whenever those special occasions roll around. I’m not... Read Full Post
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Photo Credit: Mikka Bee via Compfight cc Driving in the misty spring rain to meet two of my closest girlfriends for lunch yesterday, I looked out my window and found myself thinking back to April... Read Full Post
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Photo Credit: Zach Dischner via Compfight cc Some may say I took the easy path to becoming a writer. The cowardly path. I was too scared to follow my dreams as an undergrad, so I took the safe route... Read Full Post
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Friday mornings we’re up by 7:30am at the latest. I’m downstairs in my fuzzy yellow bathrobe, attending to priority number one: coffee. I talk the kids into cereal or oatmeal because it... Read Full Post
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Photo Credit: Mylla More via Compfight cc I’ve always been the type of person who wanted to make the invisible visible. It’s just in my nature. Engrained in my being. A part of who I am. I am someone... Read Full Post
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I got home around 5:15 from This Is My Brave auditions on Saturday and immediately began to wrangle the kids away from the ipad they were playing on. We needed to get outside. My body was craving the... Read Full Post
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I experienced both a postpartum mood disorder (postpartum psychosis) and a perinatal psychiatric issue (a manic episode which lead to psychosis) very early on in my second pregnancy. I had been... Read Full Post
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 5 weeks after my fourth and most recent hospitalization: May 21, 2010  I shuffled into the day room, sticky soles of my grippy hospital socks licking the cold linoleum floor. Everyone mingled... Read Full Post

 
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