My Valentine’s Daith – New Piercings!

https://youtu.be/QKoq61wP4fM Today is Self-Love Sunday, a day that I talk about an issue related to self-growth, positivity or self-love. Welcome to episode six. This past Valentine's Day, I took myself on an impromptu date to a tattoo and piercing studio and walked away with two new bits of metal in my ears. I had both …

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It’s Never Too Late for Your First Tattoo

My 47-year-old ma Beth sat for her first tattoo today. We went to Lucky's Tattoo in Northampton, Mass to see an artist who has tattooed me twice before. I'll toss a link to his Instagram here so you can see the work he did on me seven months ago. Word of caution, NSFW. "I feel …

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A Day in the Life: Piercing My Conch

Hello friends! Welcome to another day in the life. If you're new, the way this works is that I'm not going to edit or over think what I'm trying to say--I get one shot to write it right. We're just here to hang out for a minute to review my day. It was a wonderful …

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Dying to be Pretty

“Mental illness is so deep inside your head that people don’t know what to say. They don’t have the right words to say, so they say nothing,” my mother said, crying in earnest now.   I listen from behind a mask of calmness cultivated by years of practicing journalism and living with mental illness. For …

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