The University Of Broken Hearts

My mothers last words have been haunting me since the day I heard them. I came up from Nantucket to Vermont on April 7th, 2014, and barely recognized her. She was a mere shell of herself, yet seemingly so clear as called me into her room and asked, “Did you write something?”  And as I … Continued


Two months post open heart surgery, my journey to heal inspired has continued to unfold. On January 8th, I awoke with three tubes in my chest, one out of my neck, one down my throat, a catheter and a feeling of terror. It’s been an uphill adventure since that dramatic moment, but I can honestly … Continued

the mother of all tRuths

“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough … Continued

Get To Know… Emily Ott Hollister

Miss blACKbook Says… Anyone who knows me, knows that my favorite thing to do on Nantucket is connect people, especially female entrepreneurs! So below, you will get to know the amazing Emily Ott Hollister… a stylish Nantucket boutique owner, a recent mom to twin boys, and an all around beautiful person, inside and out. Get her bACK story … Continued