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The Trap

The Trap

I had a hell of a week. Actually, I’ve had a hell of a few weeks. To be honest, the past few years haven’t been great. Things culminate. This has happened a few times over the past few years. No need for details but hey, […]

I Am A Woman. I Am Kitten Holiday.

I am a loyal friend. I will be there for you through your ups and downs, at your side, on the phone, at the ready, just say the word. I will listen again and again if that’s what you need or I will tell you to shut the fuck […]

On Being Single

Are you single?  Tonight when you are in bed alone wishing you could be sleeping next to someone special, just remember that if you wake in the night, you can turn on some music, check your bright phone, stretch out your legs, get a snack, […]

The End of Badass

Dear Diary, I said something was Badass and my daughter rolled her eyes. “What?” I said. “That’s so old news.” she said.  She’s ten. She’s not even ALLOWED to say half of that word. How the hell is “badass” old news? And who is she […]

Trauma and Emotional Toxins

Traumatic or intense events are toxic. They get into every part of our physical body, our emotional sphere and our head space. And like any other toxin or poison, it takes time to expel them. Some of it comes out as tears, some as sweat, […]

We Can Bounce

When people get out of a tragic or toxic situation, they tend to go a little buck wild. I see it often; they are coming out of chaos, out of repression, out of despair-they have broken free from pain, suffering, confusion and limits. Once they […]

Peppermint Kisses

Peppermint Kisses

His beard had grown longer and was speckled with grey hairs.  His skin was tan, his arms swollen with muscles from long days working outside.  I got to look in his light blue eyes again.  He looked back at me intently, a smile curling up on his lips. […]

Sloppy wet tongue kisses and other awesome things

Dear Diary, My daughter was asking me about boys and dating. We got on the subject of kisses and she asked me if I’d kissed anyone in the last year. I told her yes. She asked if it was a smooch or a peck and […]

He Is Her Rock

He Is Her Rock

He is her rock, her security. He is the strong arms that held her while she cried when their son broke his legs skiing; the broad chest that cradled her closely dancing to their song at their daughter’s wedding just as they had 30 years […]

Joy Loves Company

Joy Loves Company

We all know misery loves company. When we are in misery we want to feel less isolated and alone. We want to know that someone is there who understands or cares about our suffering. We can’t help it. We are human. Joy loves company too. […]