Can You Win By Losing? Sometimes, Yes

I’m thrilled to have Rachel Thompson back for another guest post to discuss her experience with the naysayers who tried to keep her from writing. You can read my post on the same topic on her website here.    Your writing isn’t fit for publication.  You need to stick to…

This is the Reason We’ve Lived in Shame Long Enough

Guest post by Rachel Thompson This article first appeared as a guest post on the amazing Nicole Lyons’ The Lithium Chronicles and is reprinted here with attribution and her permission Every morning, as I drive my child to school and back, I pass an old brown El Camino parked in a random…

Fight Club

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk came to mind recently along with its specific set of rules while I was talking with a friend about her sister’s battles with depression: #1 – The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club. #2 – The second rule…

Rainbow Warrior

If I say “Mother Warrior”, you say/see/think/feel, etc… I asked Brad the same thing as Jeanne Hewell-Chambers and assured him that any interpretation would be fine. He could write a memoir piece, an essay, take a photograph… Honest, Brad, anything! What came next was a series of emails from him: What…

Quit Bitching about Cinderella

It seems like every once in a while someone will his or her ruffles in a tangle over the latest Disney or Pixar creation and my eyes started rolling well when 7 Reasons I Won’t Take My Daughter to Cinderella hit my Facebook’s Newsfeed. Honestly it won’t be a butterfly…