A professional achievement unlocked, articles to help with traumatic birth and mental health postpartum, and one tenacious swallowtail butterfly.
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The story behind the story of my first piece for Romper.
It may seem like I should be comfortable writing about this pregnancy by now, but the truth is I still feel like I am tempting fate every time I talk about it. Still, I am trying to hold space for that fear. And excitement. And gratitude. And grief. So that’s what I wrote about. I hope this essay resonates with anyone who is trying to move forward with authenticity after one of life’s curveballs.
Did you know that before I pivoted to being a full-time mom and freelance writer, I worked as a mental health researcher for the Department of Veteran Affairs? It’s true! I wanted to be a mental health researcher because I believe a scientific approach is the best tool we have to help chip away atContinue reading “New Research Published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress”
What research has to say about sighing and how you can harness your breath to feel good anytime.
Life can be difficult. Knowing what to say to your child doesn’t have to be.
I had the absolute honor to join author, story mentor, and certified master coach Amy Hallberg on her podcast, Courageous Wordsmith for Episode 38 Perfectly Imperfectly Paradigm Shifts. I love Courageous Wordsmith Podcast because Amy is an expert at having honest conversations that come from the heart, and she approaches whatever subject she encounters with wisdom and bravery. That’s why I was delighted when I opened my email this August to see an invitation from Amy to join her in conversation.
A reflection on acceptance, adaptation, and persistence during the Covid-19 pandemic, social justice uprisings, and infertility
What submitting essays to publications taught me about connection, rejection, and vulnerability.