get real…

There’s nothing as scary or risky as getting real.  Like jumping off the crazy, busy bus and totally being honest with who you are. I’m not talking about being deep or intense, I’m just talking–getting real.  Being who you really are, right there, whether you’re alone or  you’re face-to-face with other people. Being real can…

Afraid to let go

There I sat, cross-legged with goose-pimples so stiff you could have grated cabbage off of them! Adults just come up with one idea after another to torture kids. Like this whole circus. Who in the world thought it was a good idea to get children up at the crack of dawn during summer vacation? Then…

slaying the dragon: overcoming an eating disorder

 In high school,  I opened the door to life with an eating disorder. With all  its empty promises to bring me into a place of beauty, satisfaction and worth–and its merciless routines and obsessions that were such a burden.  Even in the good times, they hung like a cloud over my life and always led me…