What do I “owe” the passing stranger?

This week was an exciting week: I began graduate school at Arizona State University. My classes and internship take me to downtown Phoenix four days a week, an area I love passionately. In between classes on Friday I walked

The Most Recent Time I Thought Suicide was a Brilliant Idea.

Sometime around the end of 2008/ beginning 2009 I found myself in the minivan in the garage of my beautiful home with a big pregnant belly, a daughter who was around a year and a half old,

The Way Life Seems to Happen…Sometimes

Yesterday At 6AM I was awakened by two alarms going off, mine and my boyfriend’s. In the basement of a house in Centennial Colorado we were slowly rising and packing our last minute items for our return

The Silverfox and the Young Blonde

In an impromptu move I took the kids to the public pool yesterday. It was an easy $5 few hours of family entertainment. They loved it. At one point my daughter joined me on the towel (amidst

Intruders and Trials

He took my hands. We were both trembling. He apologized but I assured him there was no need for an apology, he didn't DO anything wrong! And, I am old enough to understand that this is of

When you are sleeping with the man across the street…

About a year ago I began dating the man across the street. You may have heard of him, he is: Martial Arts Man (MAM), or, “really insanely hot incredible man who has healed me in countless ways.”Anyway,

Oh, You Mean You Want me to *Say* it?!

Within this romantic relationship that is clearly and smoothly moving forward, both my boyfriend and I acknowledge and accept that we are both basically engulfed in fear. Not so much paralyzed, but fully aware of the demons

Saying No to the Discomfort of Shoes….and Friendships.

Let me ask you this: how many pairs of shoes do you own that are adorable and you wanted so badly that you constantly justify the fact that they don’t quite fit? They match an outfit perfectly

But how do you pay your bills.

Money is a fascinating concept: it’s something we all have to have in order to build the tangible life around us, tend to medical needs, educate ourselves, and gain experiences of life through travel. We are each


Last week I started writing about commitment and how I don’t know how the concept works, what it looks like, or how it feels. Basically, I’m clueless on the concept. I was writing on and on about