Forgive

To Move Forward, Forgive What is Behind I recently went on a road trip by bus with a group of parents. I had just settled down in my seat and organized my belongings, when I was interrupted by an urgent whisper. “Danielle!” I turned to my left to see who was trying to get my…

Reflection of writing

The Power of Our Own Reflection A couple of days before the new year my partner of twenty three years made it very clear in their unspoken actions that our relationship was over. At first I was in shock, then denial, then anger, followed by profound sadness and grief. I felt like my heart had…

art

We all have a story. We all have a voice. Art is where I found mine. For the majority of my life my voice was lost. Like the wind, my voice may have been  present, but rarely ever heard. Though my body was planted on earth, and I was breathing, I did not feel alive. Often…

book

As I sit here with pen and paper I realize that writing has been a gift of freedom for me in my life.  My journey to freedom started 15 years ago while I was lost, burnt out from caregiving, trying to make sense of my husband’s dying of ALS, and facing the reality of my…

blow

Healing my Thyroid, Finding My Voice “She fell from their graces into her truth.” —Terri St. Cloud In January, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune version of hypothyroid and the most common type in the US. I’ve heard the statistic that the average woman with this disease sees between 11 and 20…

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