In undergrad I took a few communication courses that explained interpersonal relationships, but despite all the 8 am lectures and group projects, only one teaching really stuck in my mind (sorry mom and dad). It was Knapp’s Relational Development Model created by communication professor and scholar, Mark L. Knapp. I always thought of Communication as […]Read More The Way We Were
We know the phrase, “it’s only human” to be used when a situation brings out a part in us that we really have no control over. Essentially, it’s meant to excuse ourselves for any intense emotions, responses or thoughts that we are helpless in combating. And in most situations, when life seems to get all […]Read More When God is Absent
Lately I’ve been low key stalking Instagram accounts and YouTube channels of families or couples that have dedicated their lives to tiny living. Whether that be in a motor home, RV, van or school bus converted into a mobile home…my eyes can’t seem to remove themselves from the posts of delightful mini stoves, collapsible dinettes, […]Read More Farewell
We’ve come a long way since the days of discouraging women from achieving executive level positions or barring them from setting their sights on higher education. It’s been a trying and tedious road at times, yet the journey is far from finished. I still wrestle with the idea of what a “woman’s place” is and […]Read More A Woman’s Place
The Age of Knowledge has made way for an era of mindless consumption. Streaming has allowed the old, the young and the barely functioning toddler to binge watch at an accessible and frightening high rate. Videos are everywhere, teasers are sprouting from every social media platform and series are constantly being thrown into our feed […]Read More The Incompetent God
It goes a little something like this: I can never tell if I wake in the morning from the ever pressing cold (which somehow finds it way through the layers of blankets and overthrows I attempt to smother myself in) or to the persistent chirps and meows of my cat’s desperate plea for his morning […]Read More Scattered and Broken
Reconsidering a relationship because of abuse and adultery is one thing, but leaving for the sake of simply not feeling it one morning is different. That wonderful man or woman you vowed to love and hold for all the days of your life, will always come shy of pure bliss. No matter who you end […]Read More To Love or To Leave?