Finding the Courage to Live Broken

It was a movie of fragments. Broken pieces, not neat-and-tidy characters and happily-ever-after storylines. It was a hard movie to watch, I admit. A movie that made movie-goers uncomfortable. I loved it. The movie? Manchester By The Sea. It’s a story of Lee Chandler, a hard-working handyman, and his sixteen-year-old nephew, Patrick. Two young men separated by a generation and […]

Shutting Off Worry To Finally Sleep

Guest Post by Author Kelly Balarie

My mind raced 100-miles an hour. All I could think as I laid, dead weight on my bed, was what I should have done differently the past 24 hours. That – and everything bound to go wrong come tomorrow. It’s no wonder I couldn’t fall asleep. I replayed my actions, my inactions and every infraction, […]

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I Am Enough

It is not an easy thing to both exit and reenter this world on the same day. And I believe it’s even worse when you reenter it as a different person. This is what happened in the early stages of writing this book. I initially thought the timing to be terrible. I had a book […]

The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She was only four years old. And four-year-old girls are incapable of offense. Simply, […]

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Self-Esteem, Insecurity and a World Desperate for Significance

ANNOUNCING the Official Release of "I Am"

It’s been more than six years since my insecure self first opened a Word document and typed the words “I Am …” What followed was very little typing, and a whole lot of staring at the screen: I am … The cursor blinked while I waited for inspiration. Clearly, the sentence wasn’t finished. I needed more. […]

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