I am an Immigrant 

I am an immigrant. I know what it feels like to be completely out of place. Out of sorts. Out of language. Out of body. Out of country. I know what it means to start from nothing. No friendships. No strength. No community. I know what it feels like to have the days stretch into […]

We Write Our Ideas on the Earth: Reflecting on 2016

We sat around the table for brunch, pulling apart steaming pieces of gooey cinnamon buns. Land of Nod is a holiday tradition and sometimes a birthday tradition in our family and this year we even did it on Valentine’s Day. As we shared our three highlights from 2016, all five of us said, Mexico. Spending time […]

This is a Time for Maturity

This is a time for maturity.  We need Mothers. We need women who grow into maturity and take us under their wing and remind us to, Breathe. We need women who remind us: Stop. Rest. Make a cup of tea. Take time. Press in. Keep going. Grow up. You’ve got this. Now go, mother your […]

The Returning of the Bodies of Women

There is a RETURNING. It is happening in the headlines and it is happening as one woman at a time, shares her story. It’s been bubbling up—you may even call it a rising. These stories—these truths, once hidden in shamed places—are rising into the Light. Telling our stories is refusing to let what was done to us to […]

Help Me Figure out a Title for my Book?

“I need a deadline, please!” When my agent emailed to check in how my writing was coming along, I may have said it four different ways in that one email. I needed a deadline. I am finally learning that I respond to external expectations, thanks to Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies in Better Than Before.  Rachelle […]