I have a post at SheLoves today. It offers a glimpse into my recovery from Binge Eating Disorder, as well as some thoughts on waiting and faith. Here’s an excerpt:
I did it again. Yesterday I binged for the first time in two months. I had just told my psychiatrist at my six-month checkup for my bipolar disorder that […]
“And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” Mark 15:38 (ESV)
I first heard about the tearing of the curtain in the temple during Jesus’ crucifixion when I was a child (probably during a Sunday School class on Easter Sunday), and the image has remained with me. The words continue […]
More waiting. Less distraction.
More presence in the moment. Less worrying about the future.
More books, music and art. Less Twitter, Facebook and news streams.
More walks and sunshine. Less time just thinking about walks and sunshine.
More writing. Less fear.
More balance. Less all-or-nothing thinking.
More feeling. Less […]
I generally don’t read other people’s annual reviews. And I doubt many people will read mine. But on Sunday, I read this, and I’m so glad I did. After perusing Austin Kleon’s list, I didn’t have any feelings of shame or insecurity. I didn’t make comparisons. I was able to […]
I recently wrote something for my church’s website. Here’s an excerpt:
Yesterday I realized we are about half-way through Ordinary Time and I have barely noticed its passage. I have overlooked an unopened present that’s been in plain sight for weeks, unaware that a thing of great beauty might be inside it. In early June […]
In Old Friend from Far Away, Natalie Goldberg writes, “Writing needs raw truth, wants your suffering and darkness on the table, revels in a cutting mind that takes no prisoners, wants to hear about an abortion, a broken heart, a failed job, a lost opportunity.” Then she asks the reader to write for ten minutes […]
This is the second post of a two-part piece offering a glimpse into my world during my second manic episode in 2011. The first post can be found here.
It is difficult to get out of bed. I feel too paralyzed to face the ordinary tasks of life. To escape my own story, I […]
This is the first post of a two-part piece offering a glimpse into my world during my second manic episode in 2011. The second post can be found here.
I’m in orbit. Again. We have been waiting for this since my first manic episode four years ago when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. […]
It is George’s idea. I go along with his suggestion and feel like I’m crossing a threshold into adulthood.
After clearing away the lunch dishes, our server places two white ceramic saucers on the crisp, starched table cloth and crowns each one with a matching cup. He presents a silver pot and pours the coffee […]
“Little girls are to be seen and not heard.”
I remember the thick, lingering smell of sawdust when my dad was building a tool shed behind my childhood home. Whenever he was working, I would make my way to the saw horses, scoop up handfuls of the feathery fragments and breathe […]