Stay with the waves (on practicing stillness)

(from our Holding Space Card Deck) In the movie, Sound of Metal, Ruben, a drummer in a heavy metal band, begins to lose his hearing. Fearing that he might slip back into addiction because of it, his girlfriend helps him check in to a facility for deaf recovering...

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What I’ve been reading lately

There’s a stack of books on the floor beside my nightstand. And there’s another stack next to it. And there’s a third stack on the nightstand above. It’s a bit ridiculous and it’s about time I did my twice-yearly movement of books to my overflowing bookshelves...

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Confessions of an Imperfect Mother

I turned off the radio this morning, on the way home from driving my daughter to work. It was making me feel a little rage-y and I didn’t want to be in a bad mood.  In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, the radio station was holding a contest where people could phone...

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Tales of an Invisible Woman

image credit: Steiner Engeland, Unsplash Once there was an Invisible Woman.  She wasn’t born that way – in the beginning she was just like every other child, expressing herself freely and wanting to be seen and accepted and loved for who she was. Sadly, though,...

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On becoming a Velveteen Mother

with two of my daughters, after my second birth Listen: “Try not to react when you see her. She doesn’t look good.” That’s what my former husband was telling family members outside of my hospital room before they entered. He was right – I was in rough shape....

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Pandemic: This nebulous landscape

Listen to me read: Nebulous [ neb-yuh-luhs ] adjective hazy, vague, indistinct, or confusedcloudy or cloudlikeof or resembling a nebula or nebulae in deep space; nebular When the lockdown is over, I will go back to the float spa. When I climb into that white pod,...

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