The Art of Accessorizing

Imagine being invited into the finishing touches of a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Or being asked by Leonardo DaVinci, which hue of rouge should be applied to the cheeks of the Mona Lisa painting. Or having Dame Anna Wintour call you up to consult your opinion on what edits to make in the upcoming edition…

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How to Dress Well Without Really Trying

Most mornings, I am up before the sun is. As coffee is brewing and lists are being made, I remember I have a playdate scheduled at a local coffeeshop that is kid-friendly. The mom I am hanging out with is a good friend of mine, even so, my mood seems to match what I am…

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The Light of Empathy

Today I am over at Red Tent Living magazine writing about empathy, poetry workshops, and vulnerability. This event took place last summer, after making a mammoth move back to the U.S. from the Dutch Caribbean where I was living with my husband and three littles while he attended medical school. Life was complicated, and I…

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How I Kicked My Autoimmune Disease

If you had told me five years ago, that there would come a day where I wouldn’t wake up in pain, I would have shrugged my shoulders and said, “That’s a nice thought, but I doubt that will ever happen.”  My body began the path towards degeneration in elementary school, with IBS and severe back…

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Vision of the Ancients – A Poem

I see mothers of the ages, of all cultures, of all times, carrying torches, lighting the darkness, soothing the future with hummed lullabies. They carve their way in beautiful strength with faith and song, waiting….watching….warding…waiting… staying the course with never-ending grace. Stalwarts of elegance, extend your hands, don your mantles and dance. Oh how God’s heart…

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Five Favorite Things: January

Throughout this month I have been enjoying some wonderful books, drinks, snacks, beauty products, and fashion, and want to share my five favorites with you here. Brew’s Lee Tea Even if you don’t fancy yourself a Bubble Tea kind of person, this little shop is still worth a visit, because I am pretty sure they will…

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Two Poems from “Words the Dirt Meant to Share”

Many of you know my first mini collection of poetry was published by Desert Willow Press in November of 2018. It was written during the year I lived on Saba, in the Dutch Caribbean, with my husband and three kids, while he attended medical school, and I worked part time as a music coach/therapist with…

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When Motherhood Feels Like Too Much

I stared at her angelic form swaddled beneath the moonlit window. She was so sweet, so small, so fragile. Who was I to bear the responsibility of her, to soothe her fevers and give her direction, to train her and teach her about what it means to be human and live in a broken world?…

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In the Waiting Room

It’s midnight and my phone rings. My body reacts before thoughts reawaken to read the words flashing on the screen: NICU Methodist Hospital.  “Hi Mrs. Folsom, my name is Rose, and I am taking care of your boy, Arthur. Just wanted to let you know we have moved him back into NICU and finally have him…

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Five Favorite Things: December

Every month I pull together the five best “things” I have enjoyed, whether that is a place, a restaurant, makeup, a recipe, a book, a movie, food, fashion and accessories, etc. I love supporting good companies with big hearts, and talented artists, authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, and products. I hope you enjoy these goods as much…

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