“Auntie Ro, can we go on our adventure today?” When my niece was four, and I thought I was too, we’d go deep into the woods to search [...]

Two Breaths

I have such a story about my mom. This is not one of those stories I need to overcome. It’s a story of two breaths. One was on [...]


What if I was wrong then? That I didn’t remember that children don’t do what you say, they become who you are. What if I couldn’t remember that [...]

I Don’t Care

I don’t care. I care so deeply. To be right? No, I don’t care. I don’t care to prove, defend, explain. I don’t care about assumptions and unbendable [...]

A Summer Ride

Summer is still like a bike ride. I’ve got this Schwinn fat seat cruiser with a basket. My only rule for the downhills: feet off the pedals, legs [...]

My Clean Walls

Today, it’s Father’s Day. I’m in my dad’s house in my dad’s bedroom. Nobody’s in the room but me. The rules changed in a moment. No one asked. [...]

Life Raft

Come home. You’ve been out there long enough. I’ve been in the process of being Robin all my life. Life is always tossing me a life raft. Some [...]

5 Days in Paris

Olivia left her study abroad program early due to the pandemic. A year later, I suggested she return to complete the experience. Boldly, she agreed to go without [...]


This February, in a healing session, my teacher—who reads energy in the profound way that only she can—said, “Robin, it’s imperative for your future to travel somewhere warm [...]

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