Valentine’s Day Surprise

Valentine’s Day can be a notoriously challenging day for survivors, which is probably why I am not writing about it until a week after the fact. It can bring up a mixed bag of emotions - feelings of unworthiness, self doubt, and painful memories. Indeed, sometimes the memories and trauma we endured can feel like … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Surprise


Now or Never

I am sure almost all of you have heard by now of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which resulted in the deaths of 17 innocent students and more than a dozen injuries. Once again, our country’s failing laws on gun control have led to yet another devastating tragedy. After … Continue reading Now or Never

A picture is worth a thousand words

I have a confession to make: I’ve been keeping a secret. And while it’s unlike me to keep something hidden from you, after all the philosophy of my blog is about speaking up, this time it felt different. Because what I am about to tell you is huge. Shortly before I finished my graduate work … Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words