Hi. I’m Fern. Fake name, real person. The need for secrecy to protect myself and my kids after domestic abuse. The desire to share our story and help others who are dealing with the same. Above all, the wish for a better life.

Too many of us are finding ourselves starting over in midlife, roots ripped out of the soil of our previous lives and forever homes. The struggle is to find ways of not merely surviving, but blooming again. This is a place for rest and healing, for gentleness and creativity while we build up from the ashes and dare to hope that things might get better.