• Thoughts Upon a New Year…

    Dena December 31, 2016

    Disclaimer: I’ve been working on this post for a week. I’ve had a few bursts of inspiration, but there’s also been a lot of “dead air.” As has been the case every time I’ve tried to write for the past three-to-four years, it starts to…

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  • Let Go

    Dena July 29, 2016

    let it go let it leave let it happen nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway all you own is yourself — rupi kaur We all struggle with something. Certainly there isn’t a soul among us who has it all figured…

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  • HALT: A Simple Reminder for Self-Care

    Dena February 27, 2016

    So many times in life, we discover that the little things really are the big things. As I wrote in my last post, I’ve been going through some major life changes and they’re far from little. But what I’ve noticed is that although the big…

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  • heart spill // february

    Dena February 24, 2016

    I’m tired and sad in a heartbreaking way. I think perhaps I shouldn’t be writing this today. After all, I felt fine yesterday. But perhaps I only felt fine for a little while at a time. Perhaps, I really am just sad and tired. And…

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  • heart spill // december

    Dena December 21, 2015

    A few months ago, I returned to therapy after nearly ten years away. I’m seeing the therapist who changed my life all of those years ago. I’d been trying to handle “it all” on my own for a very long time. Then one day I…

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  • heart spill // november

    Dena November 18, 2015

    My heart is preparing itself for winter. I find myself wondering how I will survive. These seasons of my life are the hardest and the most full of wonder that I will ever know. There is the solitude of marriage; the solitude of motherhood; the…

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  • Hope Floats

    Dena September 14, 2015

    In recent years, I’ve begun to think of autumn as “berry season.” So many of the bushes and trees that we pass on our walks come to life in September with bundles of the most gorgeous, juicy berries in all colors. I took this set…

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  • No Pressure

    Dena November 11, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to update but a lot of things have gotten in the way. Mostly, I’ve felt so much pressure to say everything — that I’ve been too overwhelmed to say anything at all. It doesn’t help that I only find time to sit…

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  • celebrate //

    Dena August 18, 2014

    This month’s prompt word is celebrate. Aside from the fact that I’ve been physically unable to spend time on my computer, it’s been difficult to even brainstorm for this prompt. I’ve been suffering and when you’re suffering, it’s hard to think about celebrating. Still, this…

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