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Celebrating Six Months! Yay Gray!

Six months since I last colored my hair feels like a milestone! Still a long row to hoe, though. As usual, I’m struggling more with the length than the color. Growing out a short, layered haircut is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard! My hair is still short...

Talk Bubble

Comfort, Comments, and Compliments

This last month—month five—of growing out the gray has brought a few firsts. I’ve begun to feel comfortable with both my multicolored locks and their length. I still am pretty obsessed with my hair, but I do sometimes forget what it must look like to other people when I’m out...

Feelings

Do Your Feelings Ever Take You by Surprise?

Today is four months since the start of my transition to natural hair. I’ve been surprised by quite a few things in this last month. By far, the biggest surprise is how much I like my “hair of many colors”! I began this journey mostly with feelings of dread about...

Calico Kitty

How Does It Feel at Three Months In? A Little Catty!

So what does three months into growing out your natural hair color look like? It looks like a calico cat! I’ve got at least four colors going on at the same time, just like a calico kitty. There’s my faded brown dyed hair that now looks kind of orange(ish). There’s...

Clowns

What’s Bozo Got To Do With Going Gray?

Wednesday is my two-month anniversary! It’s been two months since I last colored my hair. Until now, things have rolled along pretty easily without anyone noticing my ever-encroaching silvery roots. At least no one has commented up to this point. I haven’t even noticed any covert looks or eyes on...

Dr. Dan Allender of The Allender Center

Sexual Abuse and Healing with Dr. Dan Allender

I recently listened to a podcast by Candice and Katie of Free Sex Podcast. Don’t let the name scare you away. They interviewed Dr. Dan Allender, author of The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse and his newly released Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of...

Old Gray Lady

Gray? But It’ll Make You Look Old!

I’ve been toying with the idea of letting my natural hair color grow out for a while now. After all, I did it once before in my late 40s, and it was really no big deal. I was working in an office back then, and I don’t remember there being...

Sunrise

Things Always Look Better in the Light of a New Day!

Those of you who’ve been around these parts for at least a little while know that my publisher, Vox Dei Publishing (Christian imprint of Booktrope based in Seattle), closed its doors forever on May 31. They also removed from the market every book they’d published over their years in publishing....