It’s About Showing Up


Writing is hard work. It’s lonely, isolating, hard work. Whether it’s fiction or memoir, it forces you to dig deep into the depths of your soul. It’s exhausting, gut wrenching. Sometimes it hurts so much that it’s easier just not to do it. Sometimes it takes so much out of you that after 30 minutes […]


Surviving PTSD and Moral Injury by Erik Krikke

Book Reviews

When I started reading this book, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was interested in the topic because our world is full of so much war and so many people are involved with the efforts. Recently, I’ve read a few books set in World War II, a time from which we are quite […]


Thoughts about World Cancer Day

About Me

It’s nearly 9pm on the first Sunday in February. My husband and I are sitting on the couch. He is watching a Dutch cop drama called Smeris. I have just spent the last 20 minutes scrolling through the twitter feed of a random YouTuber who recently had surgery to remove their colon and install (is […]


Reflecting on 2017

About Me

The last year has taught me how much life can change from day to day. Even more so the number of peaks and valleys that can exist through the course of a year. I could sit here and write through every little thing that happened, because SO MANY things happened, but I want to take […]