How Stories Saved Me

When I was a very little girl (Pre-K? Kindergarten, maybe?), I distinctly remember having fun in class when my teacher grabbed me by the arm and dragged me out of the classroom and into the coat closet. In that room, all alone, she slapped me and told me that I needed to learn to...

Grace for Silence

There’s no graceful way to reenter into a room when you’ve left it awkwardly, especially when the act of leaving wasn’t entirely up to you. That’s sometimes how I feel about my writing, or rather, how I feel when I finally break free from a spell of silence and find my words again. I...

Guest Post on Coffee Shoppers

We interrupt our regular programming to share with you a guest post that I wrote that was published on Coffee Shoppers today! I had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it! If Nashville Coffee Shops Were Real People...

The Voices in Our Heads

A few months ago I attended the Storyline Conference where counselor Al Andrews spoke to a packed room about the voices in our heads as it relates to telling your story. Al shared with the room of one hundred plus people that he thinks that (to paraphrase) our mental health state is directly linked...