If we don't have both your story and my

As I finished the book, I breathed a contented sigh. It was such a well-written memoir of an extraordinary life. As I reflected on it, I felt inspired to share […]



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I fell in “like” with Haiti before I even stepped off the plane. But I’m here now. I’m here. And I’m in love. It has been months of planning and […]

If we've survived, no matter how worse

Just three words, said in passing. Little did she know how I needed to hear those words right then, how I needed to hear them from a person like her, […]


There is a misunderstanding, I believe, making its way through our collective minds. The misunderstanding is that we need a “big” story in order to make a difference. When I […]


When a bank broke my heart two years ago, I cried. Not right away. First I jutted my jaw, forced a smile and walked confidently to my car. But as […]

How to not lose heart when you're drowning

I had an epiphany. And maybe it’s something everyone else has always known, but for me this is a big deal. Because it completely changes how I see my life. […]

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It happened in the kitchen. Around a skillet of cheesy eggs and another one full of turkey bacon. Breakfast for dinner only happens when Daddy is home late from work. […]

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My nine-year-old daughter, “X,” and I started practicing for our first 5k run two months ago. I signed on as an assistant coach of her elementary school’s “Girls on the […]