Hi, my name is Rachel. I am a nurse who writes & draws about the journey that is life – the good, the bad, and the in-between-grey areas.

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness

Maya Angelou

Welcome! I am so glad you are here.

This spaces exists to remind us we are not alone – we are all connected through our very humanness. We all have the opportunity to be our own “best friend.” Thank you for being here and sharing space with me.

“If I were my own best friend” is a place dedicated to reminding us to be kind to ourselves. Be gentle. Be open. Be curious. Connect. Reach out. Jump in. Breathe. Pause. Make mistakes. Forgive. Give ourselves grace. Be very imperfectly human.

My background – My professional background has been in healthcare and nursing. I am not trained as a therapist or counselor.
I explore this world as a woman, a mom, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am curious about life and the universal human experience that is shared between all of of us on this planet.

The birth of this blog – This blog was born in 2011 as a way to reflect on life. It was developed as an opportunity to teach myself to be kinder, gentler and more compassionate with myself.