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Courage is a Special Kind of Strength

“Without fear you can’t have courage. Courage only happens when you overcome something that scares you.” ~Gabriela Pereira,  diyMFA.com This year, my daughter’s teacher insists that students list an antonym for every vocabulary word assigned. As an English instructor myself, I have found the concept awkward and frustrating, as there are many nouns (in particular) […]


“Because That’s Who I Am.”

Self-identity can be a tricky thing. Especially when what we think we know is questioned or contradicted by those who know us best. Especially when who we think we are is challenged by difficult circumstances or confusing situations. And then there’s those moments of clarity when we realize that the identity that we purposefully created […]


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