September 2, 2017

Dear Little One,

There is no monster under your bed, I will protect you always, no monster can harm you!  See?  No monster in the closet, and no monster under the bed.  You are safe my child, close your eyes -- I will sing you a lullaby.

Dear innocence-- I love...

July 24, 2017

Suicide.  The first questions asked are --

Who, what, when, where, why, how?

We have some answers, we know the who, the what, the when, the where, and the how, but why?  Sometimes we don't have the answer to  WHY.  

But for some reason... Whenever someone mentio...

July 22, 2017

"If they say

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone's time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We're quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do"

Once upon a time, there was a l...

July 14, 2017

Love is strange... for some, love is often filled with joy and laughter, other times it's laced with despair and lies. Many of us would agree that love should be patient -- should be kind... But what happens when what we thought was love, raises it's hand aga...

May 19, 2017

Want to know a secret?  Careful -- no one else can hear.  

Want to know a secret?  Let me whisper it in your ear.

Want to know a secret? Careful no one else can hear.

Want to know a secret?? It's my deepest darkest fear.  

Want to know a secret? Careful no one else ca...

May 13, 2017

A ceramic photo frame adorned with pink and blue roses and green foliage, sits in a place of prominence on my desk; it is a tangible reminder of pain and forgiveness.

It is a universal truth that, as moms, we will have moments where in a given moment we f...

April 26, 2017

Have you ever marveled at the finesse with which a dental assistant passes to the dentist the next tool they need? The assistant holds the tool in the air, the dentist reaches out (sometimes back behind where he can see) and without looking, knows it's going to be ther...

April 25, 2017

Hello.  My name is Macy Rae -- and I was depressed.  

What are you?  

Hello.  My name is Macy Rae -- and I was alone .

What are you? 

Hello.  My name is Macy Rae -- and I was trapped . 

what are you? 

Hello. My name is Macy Rae and I was a cutter.

What are you? 

Hell...

April 22, 2017

Recently people have begun to ask me if I based my Project off of the popular TV series, and novel, Thirteen Reasons Why (despite the fact that I only heard of the show a few weeks ago).  I would like to say that I disagree with the messages of 13 Reasons Why.  Do...

April 20, 2017

Springtime in the Rockies brings heavy, dense snow that blankets the ground and trees, burdening the smallest pine trees with a weight they can hardly bear. When the snow hits, I often look out the window and assess how my little pines are doing. Mostly I look and see...

April 8, 2017

 -For all the lovely women-

Have you ever done something so humiliating, so awful that you believe you will never be able to face the world again? The mistake of accidentally waving back to someone who was waving at someone else entirely.  We've all done it. If you...

April 5, 2017

Watch the Fab 4 (Beatles impressionists) perform and you will surely be momentarily lost in the illusion that it is 1964 while you watch a young Paul McCartney perform "Yesterday". Surely a harmless and fun illusion for an evening. I'm a fan!

Th...

March 18, 2017

The first time my little brother saw my wrist was at dinner.  It was a hot day, I was wearing short sleeves since the tissue had healed over.  He asked me what happened--my heart stopped. I looked down at my left arm. I had forgotten my bracelets.  

I for...

March 14, 2017

A life is a precious, precious thing.  Sometimes we take it for granted, more often than not. More than taking life itself for granted however, we take the people in it for granted. We think to ourselves that they will always be there- waiting for us at home. They coul...

March 14, 2017

The topic of self-harm and suicide is a scary topic to discuss with your teen; it can feel like you are increasing the likelihood of these things happening but in reality, keeping these things quiet strengthens the hold they have. The secret itself has an allure, becom...

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