Go Ahead And Cry

You’re not alone. You. There. In that lonely space, trying to keep the tears inside and a whimper behind your lips. Maybe you’re feeling anything but strong. Maybe your head is so heavy that simply holding it above your shoulders takes every ounce of...

Coat of Comfort

We are heading into the deep winter of the upper Midwest. If you have ever traveled to or lived in the North Woods, you know that winter is quite beautiful, but crisp and sometimes cruel. As I put on my winter gear to face the outdoors, the sound of the zipper brings...

Shhh…

You know those crazy moments in life? Company is on the way, your house is a mess, and you really aren’t in the mood to have guests anyway. In fact, what you’d like to do more than anything else is curl up in the fetal position and have a good cry. If you could...

Too Big For Words

I got the phone call very early in the morning; I knew immediately that something bad had happened. She was crying and my heart was pounding like a kick drum in my chest. My foggy brain heard the details and was trying to connect the pieces: middle of the night, heart...