The Sign Around My Neck Reads “Married”

Yesterday something boiled down to an ugly truth that made me cry. My husband and I were planning on attending an event with another single friend.  When my husband asked the friend if he’d like to hang out with us before the event, the friend replied, "I thought about it, but when I realized that you were the only other ones going, I didn't want to…


When Everything Aligns

It starts with the heart. I ached for my dear friend who had needed to see a career counselor for many painful years, yet life and fear continued to prevent this.  I'd lay awake at night, praying there was something I could do. It's scary as hell talk about your future. It often means facing all the corners of life where you settled for "safe." I've…

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Life Teammates

Every time I stay in my house for a long time in isolation and start gobbling huge quantities of chocolate to deal with my stir-craziness, I'm reminded that the hermit lifestyle was not designed to be a life-long gig. The human condition comes with a hardwired need of others.  I need companionship, affection, feedback, encouragement, teamwork, as well as.... I discovered, based on an assessment, that I…


Because I Knew You – Guest Post by David Slater

You are in for a treat.  This post is penned by my friend David, who I met through a swing dance club at the University of Washington.  I watched him learn to dance and get really awesome at it.  Since then, David and I have taken The Artist's Way course together and from the deeper friendship that formed, chatted lengthily on life, faith, creativity, love, and dreams. …


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