The Healing Nature of Laughter

Who doesn’t like to laugh? Laughter creates a natural release of tension, stress, and toxins. When we laugh, our body and spirit merge together in a blissful state of happiness. I love to laugh. Much to my roomie’s chagrin, I laugh out loud with a howling cackle that rivals that of a coven of witches…Read More

Closure Brings New Beginnings

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the milestone birthday of one of my favorite people. Celebrating on the rooftop patio of Legacy Hall, I watched my friend flitter from guest to guest, trying to reconnect with as many as possible while he was back in town. When it was finally my turn, I…Read More

The Right to Write

Travel is a funny thing.  Often filled to the brim with sightseeing, obligatory bucket-list checked boxes, and a litany of other rando crap ya just gotta do, it can become the bane of your existence instead of the relaxing joy that you anticipated. Journeys away from home are supposed to be an escape from the…Read More

A Christmas to Remember

COVID Christmas 2020. The year came in as a lion and we are all hoping that it quietly slips out like a lamb. But wishing away this year of isolation, sadness and loss would also mean washing away all of the lessons, contemplation and reflections of ourselves that accompanied it. This past year was a…Read More

Return from an Unscheduled Break

And we’re back! It wasn’t planned. It, well, just happened. We were on a roll, moving right along, and then we hit..a…wall. (Mae is awkwardly avoiding my pleas to help a madre out and write something…anything…even in crayon.) Writer’s block…yes, it’s really a thing. It happens to all writers (or so I’m told) at some…Read More

A Return to the kid in my head and in my heart.

With so many things off limits to us (thank you COVID-19), we’ve all had to get a little more creative with our extracurricular activities. OK, get your head out of the gutter, I’m talking about good clean fun here. Keep it in the circus, would ya? As I was saying, the monotony of the shelter-at-home…Read More