A suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Opening Note May is Mental Health Month, and this article is in honor of this month, plus it’s my birthday month, and I’m glad to still celebrate birthdays! This is an extra-long post. As a warning, I tell you the story of my suicide attempt. This is 100% from my point of view. It has … Read moreA suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Moving from “How to” to “Sports Memoir”

I mentioned in my post two weeks ago that I’ve made a writing transition in the book I’m writing. I’ve gone from crafting a “how to” book, namely a book about how to become an endurance athlete in the face of chronic health challenges, to writing a sports memoir book that along the way will … Read moreMoving from “How to” to “Sports Memoir”

Vision Board Magic for 2019

Vision Boards speak to the non-verbal part of me, which is why, despite my #1 Love Language being words, I love making Vision Boards. I like speaking to the parts of myself that respond powerfully to images and color. Plus, I love gathering with a group of people annually to make my vision board. I … Read moreVision Board Magic for 2019

Navigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season

I work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and every time I log in to our electronic system, I see notices about things happening on the various campuses. A few weeks ago I saw a notice about a training on Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss, PhD. I was curious, as the word ambiguous feels … Read moreNavigating ambiguous loss and estrangement during the holiday season