Things I Wish I Knew at 18

- This week marks my two and a half year anniversary — a very non-consecutive week run, I should add, but impressive nonetheless. It’s been quite a fantastic journey. Two and a half years ago, this was just a wish, a dream of creating... Read More

Finding Compassion

- I’ve been thinking a lot about the current economy of the U.S., especially through the lens of life in a big city.  All I hear these days is how well the economy is doing — unemployment is down, consumer confidence is up, and people,... Read More

Escaping the Closets of Our Own Making

- In honor of World Pride Month, which culminates this weekend here in New York City with the NYC Pride March, I wanted to bring a touch of gay sensibility to Persephone Rising, and I found the perfect piece for you. Ash Beckham gave a... Read More

Paying Attention to Your Thoughts

- This week, I’m bringing you a slight respite from a long topical thought-piece. My intention was to write a post about understanding the difference between living a life of "shoulds" and living a life of "musts." As I was looking through... Read More

Revisiting Some Fundamental Truths

- Today is the last day in May, a month that, for me at least, is full of life markers. It’s the beginning of my favorite time of year — late spring and summer; the Kentucky Derby runs the first Saturday of May — my annual Derby Party... Read More

On a Journey Through Grief

- I was heartsick to hear that my Uncle Allan died last week. Allan was my father’s younger brother, and beyond being my mother’s brother-in-law, he was also a close high school friend of hers. My parents each had one brother. My parents... Read More

What’s Age Got to Do with It?

- It's now 4:48 pm on Friday and I still haven't decided what to post this week!   It's been a long, exhausting week and the time just slipped by. I decided to look into my back catalog of blog topics and re-post one of them, but I... Read More

The Habit Worth Keeping

- As I wrote last week, my dear friend Kitty and her husband were in a horrific car accident in December, with Kitty receiving the brunt of the injuries. It is now three months later, and although she is not fully recovered, she is back in... Read More

Exploring the Swampland Of the Soul — Shame

- For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the topic of shame and its relevance to living in the 21st Century, as I thought it might be an interesting topic to explore. In my research, I came across a TED Talk on the topic of... Read More