Hi, I mostly write memoir, essays and pop culture things. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.
7 Life Lessons From The OG Influencer Martha Stewart
I’ve been in retreat/comfort mode for the past few weeks. With autumn in full swing and the air cooling down to a shivery briskness in Scotland, leaves crunching beneath my feet, and woodfires permeating the bronze and gold-tinged scenes, this is the time of year when my expat homesickness really kicks in.
My Hometown Had a Religious Murder Cult
Trigger warning: This article mentions infanticide. I moved to Attleboro, Massachusetts in the fall of 1989 — my freshman year of high school. My Mom and I left Virginia to move to the Boston commuter town where my grandparents had retired.
Ghosting, Ghosted, Gone: Is Ghosting Someone Really So Bad?
I remember the first time I read about ghosting, as related to dating, it was one of these deep think pieces about how emotionally cruel and damaging it is. I paused as I realized "Uh oh, am I the baddie?".
Why It's Ok For a Person With Cancer to Reject Positivity and Not (Always) Be Brave
In my experience as a person who went through cancer, I often felt that there was a societal expectation that people who get cancer are inherently brave or magically more positive than anyone else.
Four Holistic Therapies I Have Tried and My Honest Opinion of Them
I have always been curious about holistic therapies/treatments (also known as “complementary” or “alternative”). Saying that I believe it’s sensible for medical science to be the first line of treatment.