My Skin Horse

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not … More My Skin Horse

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb My mother’s the strongest person I know.  What’s made her that way? Life’s trials and vicissitudes. Death. Divorce. Loss. Illness. Terrible tragedy. My mom, who is now 78, comes from a childhood of domestic violence and abuse. She married my father at 19, and had her first … More Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger