I am a freelance copywriter living in rural Nebraska. During the summer you'll see me puttering around my garden. I love planting new kinds of plants and can't wait to scour greenhouses when spring arrives! I also enjoy a glass of wine!
Therapy Dogs Benefit Students and Teachers
Unless you are a hermit, you have heard of therapy dogs. Streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix have produced reality shows featuring these unique canines. Maybe you've even seen them faithfully accompanying their owners
I Grew Up on Mormon
When the documentary on LuLaRoe showed up on Prime, I had to watch it. I remember the explosion of LuLaRoe leggings. It seemed like EVERYONE was selling LuLaRoe. And then it just disappeared. The documentary exposes a lot of the dark side of this company that describes itself as "multi-level marketing," which is double-speak for a pyramid scheme. And, like all pyramid schemes, those who got in early made tons of money, and those who got in too late made almost nothing — if they were lucky.
I Accepted Labels Because of Depression
Depression has always carried a stigma. Throughout literary history, we catch glimpses of the depressed woman. She is labeled frigid because of her nonexistent libido. There is the shrew found in Shakespeare. Here she is an unpleasant woman who must be “tamed” by the male protagonist. The shrew is reduced to negative traits; stubborn, uncontrollable, and refusing to play the dutifully obedient, unquestioning wife.
Women Like Me
The week my life changed was unremarkable. There was no earth-shattering event. No explosions on the news screens. It was a day that dawned bright and sunny. But for me, it was a day that changed my very identity. It was the day I found out I was exactly four weeks pregnant – and didn't even know it.