This short story comes from Bitsy’s book, HEAR ME ROAR. In it, Bitsy’s trying to figure out how to take care of herself again—no mean feat when you’ve forgotten what you like! Originally, I wrote out several scenarios where Bitsy goes on a self-care binge...

Call it whatever you want: fear of being a fraud, of discovery that you’re a failure, of not meeting expectations, that nagging feeling of ineptitude…  Imposter Syndrome. It’s a problem. I’ve got lots of things going on in my life – caring for children, writing books in...

If you’ve been with me a while, you know I believe in a give and take equilibrium, not precise balance.  Maybe it works for you, but I feel like balance is just too restrictive in my chaotic life. When I work towards “balance,” things are bound to...

This short text message exchange comes from Bitsy’s novel, HEAR ME ROAR. It’s the fourth book in the Health and Happiness Society series. One of the highlights of this book is the text message conversations that constantly occur between the friends, which is why I...

Today was another day in what has become my life on repeat.  I’m sure you know what I mean. It’s the cycle (not the circle) of life. Clean the house today, it’s messy again tomorrow. Ya know? So, today… I woke up early, worked in the morning...

You know what's ugly about food addiction? You can't quit. Isn't it interesting that a lot of addictions start with our base needs? Food. Drink. Happiness. Sex. Safety. By avoiding what we actually need and diving face first into what we want, we end up creating a complicated mess. Like an unhealthy...

Where the scale of hotness is concerned, I broke the rules and married someone way hotter than me. Before you throw tomatoes at me with You’re Beautiful Just The Way You Are written on them, let’s turn down the Bruno Mars song and have a frank...

A monster lives inside every girl. Sometimes it’s a big one that drowns out all the others. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s a crowd. Sometimes it’s just one. My biggest monster was a creative beast that craved chocolate and felt good if I drowned her in...