Category: Fear

How To Get Men To Talk About Their Chronic Illness


The following post is part of the The January Project: Chronic Illness. A month long project where I research and write about chronic illness.  The information presented in this project is intended for educational purposes only. I am not a doctor. I am a teacher and writer who, while being afflicted with two chronic illnesses, is trying […]

The Easiest Way to Ruin Your Life


I can’t believe I almost let a 15 year old jackass ruin my life. When I was in 9th grade, my English teacher walked to my desk and praised me in front of the class for a creative piece I wrote. She said I exhibited a strong writing voice, a solid command of language and encouraged me to keep […]

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Standing in the Intersection of Fear and Intuition


When faced with a difficult decision, we tentatively stand at the metaphorical intersection of fear and intuition. When we let fear dictate out decisions we fail to make progress. We move in every direction except forward. When we let intuition navigate, when we have the courage to trust ourselves–we are guaranteed to move forward. Be […]