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Last week, I had the honor of guest writing over at Emerald Barnes website. She’s been inviting writers to speak out about a topic that is very close to my heart: suicide, depression and self-harm.   You all probably know by now, speaking out and bringing awareness to these issues is extremely close to my […]
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Is today one of those days today? When your heart is full of everything but thanks? Today is one of those days for me. An obligatory holiday where some of my people gather around one another and I have to reach deep inside myself and slap on a plastic smile for a time. I haven’t […]
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 Yesterday was my second birthday without my dad and little brother. Last year Dad had been gone less than three months when September 11 came. I wanted to do nothing, celebrate nothing and altogether forget the word ‘celebrating’. As a family, we were never huge party throwers for birthdays anyway, but Dad always brought flowers, […]
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I stood in the greeting card aisle this morning with all my fellow procrastinators, wondering if Hallmark writers had better words to say for my mother, for myself and the mom friends I know who are struggling on this celebratory day for mothers. As I flipped through card after card of dripping sweet sentiments, I […]
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