Laurel Rising is a creative endeavor of self expression through writing and art as I journey through life experiences. After my father’s passing, I began to write in order to process my grief. Writing became a creative and therapeutic approach to process my journey through life’s experiences. I enjoy constant discovery, which has led to many hobbies and interests including dance, pottery, painting, and writing. I live, work, write, and play in western Pennsylvania with my husband, children and dogs.