Cass’s Favorite Books of 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! This week, the Debs are looking back at some of our favorite books of 2017. Choosing favorites is always tough for me when it comes to books, and limiting myself to 2017 releases only helped a little. But here goes — a few of my favorite reads from this past year: Roar, by Cora Carmack: This book absolutely blew me away. I picked…


Dream Big, Princess: The life I didn’t have

Monday, November 20, 2017

I missed my calling as a Disney princess. This week, the Debs are exploring roads not taken — the places we might have gone and the people we might be, had we made different choices in life. I can pinpoint one of those choices quite precisely, a decision that would have sent my life on a different path. In the fall of 2007, ten years ago precisely, when I was…


Imagining on an Epic Scale

Monday, October 9, 2017

When imbalanced brain chemicals send me into an anxious, self-doubting spiral, my beau generally says to me something along the lines of: “You have worlds inside you.” It’s his way of reminding me, when my brain is trying to tell vicious and defeating lies, that I am creative and passionate — and perhaps more importantly, that I have the ability to communicate those worlds to others. I think those worlds…