Cheryl’s Blog

I sat quietly in the small office with mint green walls and white trimmed windows, waiting for the class to start. There were three students sitting nearby and we made small talk as we waited for the instructor.…
In light of the upcoming midterms, I thought I’d share a story I wrote during the last presidential election. With so much at stake, and with an unprecedented level of polarization in the world, I thought…
Autumn morning ritual: Wake, stretch, walk to window and behold. This time of year, the maple trees that line our driveway put on the most spectacular show. Each day the turning unfolds, culminating…
I slipped out of the hotel room firmly pulling the door handle behind me to be sure it locked. My husband Michael was sound asleep and I wanted to enjoy a little breakfast before we headed home from a…
Yesterday, when I went downstairs to work out in our basement, I discovered that my husband Michael had moved a large piece of equipment to another part of the room. It left a wide-open space at the entrance…
This morning, as I sat down to write, I received an upsetting phone call that kicked my adrenal system into high gear. As soon as I felt the cortisol running through my veins, I instinctively took a slow,…