#BeReal – NED HICKSON

My #BeReal guest today is Ned Hickson.   As a humor columnist, I get paid to be a truth-stretcher. An embellisher. A chronicler of life blown out of proportion. And I get to do it without living in Washington D.C. It’s a skill my mother will tell you I began honing at a young age…

#BeReal – ABBIE

My #BeReal guest today is Abbie. More than once, Abbie has been on the other end of one of my tear filled messages.  Like many who suffer from depression you wouldn’t know by looking at her, or even working next to her that she lives with “suffers from” Major Depressive Disorder.  Please welcome my friend…

#BeReal – SEAN BIDD

My #BeReal guest today is Sean Bidd.  He often expresses himself by drawing on the natural world around him.  I find it perfectly fitting that he sent me a poem for his #BeReal piece! Stars and mountain tops Show me your pictures Those deep inside your mind The ones you keep a hold of Those…

#BeReal – DAVE CENKER

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Dave Cenker.     It started with a simple message. Would you consider writing for me? Just six words. I never expected such a simple request to unravel me on the inside. Truth be told, it was those last two words that really hit an emotional chord for me,…

LEARNING TO TURN BLOOD INTO BREATH

I am not a writer. I am very adamant on this point.  I write but that doesn’t make me a writer.  A writer spends many hours learning the art of writing.  They learn the rules and understand its etiquette.  I know some amazing writers and to call myself a writer would seem disrespectful. BUT you…

#BeReal – LISA LISTWA

Written by: Lisa Listwa Blogger at: The Meaning of Me   Not too long ago, a friend told me I was brave. I think the word she said was brave… she admired my chutzpah in posting my whole and actual weight in a group setting focused on lessening our overall gravitational pull. The compliment did…