There is something about the spring time that makes me miss you the most. I listen for your voice as I watch the Earth come alive around me. You were Mother Nature’s tour guide as you excitedly spoke of the wildlife around us as if it were gold. To us, it was gold. I close … More I Miss You In The Spring Time
It’s been three years since my mother died and I’m so over the grieving process. She was my best friend. My light in each day. My safe place. My home. And then she was just gone. The first year was naturally horrible, but it felt manageable. The second year, I wasn’t so sure I was going to … More After 3 Years, I’m Done With The Word “Grief”
We all seem to be in search of the seemingly ethereal concept of a soulmate. Do they even exist? And if they do, how the hell are you supposed to find yours out of the 7.5 billion people on Earth? This is something I have mulled over time and time again over the years. My opinions … More Soulmates: Do They Even Exist?
I have been sitting here thinking, crying, begging, wishing and hoping. I’m a 20-something graduate student living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I don’t have some massive audience. Or a voice that demands to be heard. I don’t have this brilliant political mind or a surplus of money to throw around. I have this. This medium in … More I’m Just One Voice, But I Won’t Be If You Join Me
I grew up in a home where we cherished wildlife. We celebrated our planet. We took in ailing animals. In fact, on two separate occasions I nursed baby squirrels back to health to be let out into their natural habitat. As well as a few birds, a couple rabbits. You name it. Our house was known a … More Earth Day: Speak For Those Who Don’t Have A Voice
Okay, no. This is not about the ocean at all, really. But, get ready for some serious metaphors. In a previous piece, I mentioned a friend who asked me what I thought the world needed the most. I said empathy. Now, I’d like to share with you what he thought the world needed more of. … More Stop Being A Bad Water Droplet In Our Universal Ocean
We live in a time where we connect so much through a digital platform that non-sexual physical contact among humans is becoming incredibly rare. There’s even this fear or feeling of being “creeped out” by a simple hand hold or an arm brushing up against ours. I never understood this. In fact, I love personal … More I Want To Hold Your Hand, But I’m Afraid You’ll Freak Out
We’ve all heard the expression, “Live each day as if it’s your last.” There have been countless songs about it. We get it. Live today as if you aren’t getting a tomorrow. The reason so many people stress the importance of this concept is so we don’t leave this planet wishing we had done more. Wishing we had taken a … More If Today Was Your Last…