encouragement

Emptiness and Goodness

It’s late August, and I’m in the middle of a make-shift art gallery in a cabin tucked away in an isolated part of Elizabethtown, in the Adirondacks. I’m here to support a new acquaintance, a ceramics artist completing a residency that culminates in a showing of her work. A room divider stands between the gallery …

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Facing Rejection

We’ve all felt it- whether at the hands of a friend on the playground or a childhood crush. Maybe it even came from a deeper place: like a parent, a close confidante, or even a spouse. Rejection. Every person experiences it at least once. Rejection can cause some deep and bitter wounds unless we take …

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Underrated

Have you ever felt like you can’t do anything important because you’re too young? Do you feel like older generations brush off your thoughts and experiences because of your age? Sometimes you might feel like screaming because you just feel so… underrated. You’re not alone. Teens and young adults are fighting for recognition. They want …

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Invited

Don’t you love getting mail? Not junk mail that we toss in the trash, but a genuine letter or card that someone bought or made, wrote a note in, addressed in their own hand and put a stamp on. We love it, right? They may be few and far between, but that’s what makes them …

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