Blurred Lines and the Reproductive Health Act

As my mom drove the familiar serpentine road to our mountain cabin,  I began to doze off until I realized we'd slowed to almost a crawl. I opened my eyes to see my mother hunched over the steering wheel, straining to see. Not only had a dense fog settled over the area, but freshly fallen… Continue reading Blurred Lines and the Reproductive Health Act

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A Matter of the Heart

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seems fitting to discuss some matters of the heart. To begin with, What is the heart? We tend to see people as having two separate parts, wherein one part is the emotions, which we refer to as the heart, then a brain used for reasoning. What does… Continue reading A Matter of the Heart


The Illusion of Contentment

Ahhh, contentment—that feeling when you pull your legs onto the mattress and snuggle down into the covers after a long day—or when you lay completely still on the warm sand at the beach with your eyes closed, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Have you noticed the feeling doesn't last long, though?    … Continue reading The Illusion of Contentment


Singing in the Rain

It was a rainy Valentine's Day—pretty typical for Southern California. But that is where the "typical" part of the day ends. I was early in my second pregnancy and had a doctor appointment. As I drove on the heavily congested freeway with my windshield wipers whipping at top speed, I saw a sea of blurry… Continue reading Singing in the Rain