As I sit in front of my computer, drinking coffee, I’m distracted. Just beyond the railing of my loft, it’s there. The numerous and lengthy spider webs trailing from the ceiling light fixture to places unknown.[Read more…] about Coffee Supports My Writing with Love
The stories in our minds may or may not be real, but they are influential regardless of the truth behind them. Often, when we can’t explain someone else’s behavior, we tell ourselves a story about what did or didn’t happen.[Read more…] about The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Belonging to a community where shared experience is the common thread is the most significant membership group you’ll ever join.[Read more…] about Community Improves Our Wellbeing and Mental Health
My birth parents’ search didn’t begin with a DNA test; they didn’t exist yet. Instead, my quest started with the man who had adopted me.
This is the third essay in a series on this adoptee voice. You’ll find the first essay here.[Read more…] about Searching for Parents Who Share My DNA
As I struggled to fit in, I remained outside. Feeling alone and not understanding why. Attaching to a best friend worked, but groups made me feel like I didn’t belong.
And it’s always been this way.
This essay is the second in a series on this adoptee voice. You’ll find the first essay here.[Read more…] about Alone on the Outside Even With a Best Friend