It’s Contagious

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote and then read a short piece about Creepy Neighbor Mr. Mason at my mindful writing class. (Mr. Mason was a family “friend” who thought it was appropriate to kiss and touch me when I was 12 or 13 years old and he was at least 45.) As I…

No Good Fairy To Do It For Me

I want to be brave and strong and work towards wholeness. But I don’t feel brave and strong. I feel tired and small and whiny. I want someone else to do it for me. I want the good fairy to wave her magic wand and bestow healthy emotional coping skills upon me.

Vacaciones

I’m off on vacation. It’s my most amazing vacation ever, and I’m very excited. When I first booked the first part of it in early October, I realized it was the first time all year that I had been truly looking forward to something. If we say that it is not only important to stand…