The Importance of Seeing the Unseen

Imagine you are in the deep recesses of a massive cave. Imagine you are surrounded by people, perhaps on a tour. Everyone is talking and marveling at the wonders of this hidden place deep underground. You feel a connection to the earth. You feel a connection to the people with whom you share this surreal experience. And then, imagine someone turns out the lights…

A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Sweet Young Melissa, You are only 28 now, but you feel like you’ve come so far and you don’t know how far you have left to go. You will look back on your life and on your first ten years of adulthood and you’ll want to…

Bravery and Grace

I’ve seen a lot of politically charged posts on social media lately, not surprisingly, because it is an election year. And, I’ll be honest, a lot of it bothers me. I find most of the current rhetoric unnecessary and rather disgusting. Let me be clear,…