Memoirs of a Healing Woman

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  • Calm After the Storm
    Today, I logged into my blog and noticed it had some traffic. You think they’re wondering where I went? Why did I go dark?  It’s been a long time since I wrote a thing… I did not go dark because I am in a dark place. Contrary. I am actually in bright lights.  You would… Continue reading Calm After the Storm
  • Grateful Mommy
    On most days before her eyes get heavy with sleep and her opinions on why things are done in a particular way have stopped, I ask Layla what are we grateful for today? She always has a great response- it’s her friend that had the same water bottle as her or for cows because they… Continue reading Grateful Mommy
  • A Year in Review
    It is officially 18 days into 2022, a Cancer Full Moon and Mercury is in Retrograde. You doing okay? Same. I hope you found the time to sit with 2021. What were your highlights? What were the lows? What would you change? What would stay the same? Then I hoped you made peace with 2021… Continue reading A Year in Review
  • Stress-FULL Toddlers
    You ever see the caller I.D or the text message from your child’s daycare flash across you phone screen and your stomach knots immediately? There it is as I look down at my phone. Knots. There’s no formalities in my response, “ Is Layla ok?” They respond, “ It’s not an emergency.” They have done… Continue reading Stress-FULL Toddlers
  • Remembering My Mom
    Tomorrow makes 15 years since my mom passed away. 3 years 4 months since I’ve been a mom without a mom. I say it like I’ve just received a chip for being so many days sober. It’s an accomplishment I’ve survived. It’s a miracle I’ve thrived. This time every year I open her memory box… Continue reading Remembering My Mom
  • Semi ; Colon Tattoo
    I have a family history of mental health issues, addiction, anxiety, depression and suicide. We never talked about it. But 6 years ago I was ready to start talking about it. That’s when I discovered the semicolon project. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to.… Continue reading Semi ; Colon Tattoo
  • Online Dating as a Single Mom
    I start this post after I have downloaded Bumble for the 4th time this year. I have for some reason decided I am ready to date again. Every time I return to this scene, I am a little more ‘Julia’. I have uncovered another part of myself. A part of me that is more certain… Continue reading Online Dating as a Single Mom
  • Meet Anna
    Meet Anna Anderson, a 22-year-old Belizean American who has transformed the words of my children’s book into a water-colored space dream. She is officially a children’s book illustrator and for her day job, a Water and Wastewater Systems Integrator Intern in New Braunfels, Texas.  Anna graduated from Kun Shan University in Taiwan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Double Major in Environmental Engineering.  Before… Continue reading Meet Anna
  • 1 in 4 Women
    I was 20 years old when I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I was one week late when a friend bought a home pregnancy test for me. I waited for the dark hours of the morning to pee on the stick. Two lines. No. I was less than 2 months away… Continue reading 1 in 4 Women
  • Observer
    If you were an observer and could see yourself relate with others, what would you see? I’ll go first 😜 Me, I’d see an easy go lucky girl. Laughter. I’d see a girl who appears confident and is kind. Someone who takes saying ‘Good MAWNIN’ seriously and knows random facts about most of her co-workers.… Continue reading Observer