Sometimes the World has Teeth

(By Corey Rotella, CNA Extraordinaire)   I’m out of stuff to clean. Dishes done. Bathroom’s done. I even scrubbed the tub. I hate cleaning. There is little scope for imagination in it. Still, in times of great stress, I find the lack of whimsy in cleaning a toilet to be oddly calming.         Chair

”Tis the Season!”

(By Corey Rotella, CNA Extraordinaire!)     So far, this holiday season has brought a whirlwind road trip to see my family over Thanksgiving weekend, an emergency surgery for my Dad, a root canal for my boyfriend, and an announcement from my eighty-nine-year-old Grandma that my Grandfather was a wonderful lover. And it is not even

A Message

(By Corey Rotella, CNA Extraordinaire) Everyone has a story. It’s such a truth. I don’t understand how people can be so cruel to someone that they don’t even know. Those were my thoughts as I read the comments with a growing sense of horror and despair on an online news article.      It wasn’t the

The Value of Vulnerability

    (By Corey Rotella, CNA Extraordinaire)      Vulnerability: being open or susceptible to being wounded or hurt…the textbook definition alone is enough to make me wince. SUCH an uncomfortable feeling.       I am not a shrinking violet. No one would describe me as delicate, dainty or fragile. I never dreamed of the day my

To Thine Own Self Be True

(Written by guest blogger Corey Anne Rottella) “We are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful who we pretend to be”. One of my favorite quotes by my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut. It is a truth worth bearing in mind. We live in a society that thrives on comparing ourselves to others.