18 May, 2017

My Recovery From Feeling Low

Today I shared about a difficult phase I experienced recently, and I wanted to pass along some more things that helped me immensely to recover. I know getting through something like that will be different for everyone. And different things might work better at certain times than others. But this is what [...]

18 May, 2017

Getting Personal About 2016

Getting personal today... It turns out that the year 2016 was a hard one for me - a real stinker. I've heard of many that experience a phase like that while working to bring a creation to life. Though, on top of that, we had many big and unfortunate situations and [...]

27 Apr, 2017

The Desire to Give Birth

Well, this isn't the first time I've desired to give birth.  :) ha. The first time was with a baby in mind. This time it's with the desire to serve the world in the most meaningful way I can. And shoot, I guess I have high standards for myself and [...]

10 Nov, 2016

Mourning & Looking for the Light

(photo by Linsey Laidlaw) Dearest friends, I wanted to get this out sooner as I've been wanting to mourn here with those who feel pain. I need you and I know we need each other. Though this morning, I was a mess of pajamas and tears after nightmares and little [...]

2 Sep, 2016

September: A Month That Has Truly Changed My Life

I apologize to our followers on Facebook, because I shared most of this post over there. Sometimes I get carried away with writing on our Facebook page, and my dear mother-in-law once said, "You practically wrote a post! You should have posted that on the blog!" I think she's right.  [...]

24 Aug, 2016

Lesbians, Bikinis, and Feminist Professors

When I was 18, I got myself on a plane and flew from AZ to the east coast with my own money and enrolled in Randolph-Macon Woman's College. (I went sight unseen as I couldn't afford the college visit. I went off the catalog!) It was the red brick liberal [...]

16 Jun, 2016

What Do You Do When The World Feels Scary?

(By Danny) Last evening we received a letter I think many can relate to this particular week: Hi Mara & Danny,  In light of everything that's been happening this week (and this month, this year, this decade, this lifetime), what do you do when the world feels like a scary [...]

3 May, 2016

Letter To A Reader: Healing After Miscarriage

  (By Danny) To anyone experiencing miscarriage or loss... ----------- My Dear Friend, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this. As soon as I read your email my mind immediately went to the night we went out for dinner and first heard the news you were [...]

15 Feb, 2016

How I Eliminated the Fear of Flying

I quite enjoyed flying in my very late teens and early twenties (my first plane ride was at 18, thanks to my brother who paid for my flight.) Airports were one of the most sophisticated places I'd been. As a young girl, I felt important just going along to pick [...]

6 Jan, 2016

Is There Good In All Things?

(By Danny) The phrase "everything happens for a reason" is a phrase I don't really like. Perhaps there is truth in the phrase, but if there is, it is a very poor way to express it. It is often spoken by someone who has experienced pain, but with the benefit [...]