Category Archive: Life

Giving Thanks for Beds

November 25, 2015 7 Comments »

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The day is over, you’ve worked hard, played hard, and maybe even had a little wine with friends. You go through your nightly ritual brushing your teeth, washing your face and then comes the moment – the moment where you get to lie down in your bed. Our beds are one of the few ‘constants’ […]

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Reunited with Motherhood

November 23, 2015 6 Comments »

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I felt like a negligent mother as I made the last minute frantic stop at the store. I stared at the wall of toys and wondered which one she’d like. I used to know what she liked 9 years ago, but what if she’s changed. I mean she had to have changed in 9 years […]

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The Fear of Being Still

October 29, 2015 4 Comments »

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“Welcome back,” he said to me as I hear the familiar sound of my passport being stamped. I smile genuinely and say thank you. A little burst of happiness goes through my body and sort of wakes me up from the 9 hour flight from Berlin. I know people say that the U.S. immigration can […]

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High Altitude Tears

April 28, 2015 14 Comments »


I shut my eyes and let all the thoughts sink in. They seem to bore deep into my psyche, burrowing deeper and deeper into the parts of my brain where I push all of the positive happy ending thoughts. I can feel tears slowly form, my throat starts to feel strained, and it becomes hard […]

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