Dolor de Mares

Hace siete años, la vida de mi hermano llegó inesperadamente a su fin. Cuando solo has vivido hasta los 24 años, siete años es mucho tiempo. Unos meses antes de que me llegaran esas noticias devastadoras, me había mudado a la ciudad de Charleston, donde la costa y el...

Grief Like Oceans

Seven years ago, my brother’s life on this Earth came unexpectedly to an end. When you’ve only lived to be 24, seven years is a very long time. A few months before that shattering news came, I had moved to Charleston where the coast and the ocean became...

BE THE VILLAGE

The year I turned 26, I was a tired mom to a busy toddler and a curious baby who wouldn’t sleep. My mornings began at 5 AM during that long Pennsylvania winter when sunshine seemed to hide its face and the bitter cold drove us into our homes. Breakfast often felt like...

Extraño al Pueblo

El invierno que cumplí mis 26 años, yo era una madre agotada de un niño travieso y un bebé que jamás quería dormir. Mis días comenzaban a las 5 de la mañana durante ese invierno largo de Pensilvania cuando el sol parecía ocultar su rostro y el frío glacial nos...
Self Love

Self Love

The week before my last chemo treatment for breast cancer, my husband, Ryan, and I went out on a much needed date day. It had been months since we went somewhere together that didn’t involve a hospital, infusion center, doctor’s office, or good ole’ Costco. My...