Christine Organ is a freelance writer who lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons. She is a staff writer for Scary Mommy and a regular contributor to Babble. Her work has also been published online with the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Mamalode, Redbook, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, and Brain, Child Magazine, among others.
She has also been published in print magazines, including UU World. She is the author of Open Boxes: the gifts of living a full and connected life (a collection of stories that will make you feel really freaking good), co-editor of Here In the Middle: Stories of Love, Loss, and Connection from the Ones Sandwiched In Between (an anthology collection of essays about the sandwich generation), co-author of Daring to See More Daring to See More …A Photographic Essay Collection to Challenge, Inspire and Uplift, and a contributor to I Just Want to Be Perfect (the fourth book in the bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series). You can often find her eating cookie dough or wasting time on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She writes at www.christineorgan.com.
A celebration of the human spirit, Open Boxes is a collection of stories that doesn’t just tell readers – but shows readers – how to live fully and connect deeply by reveling in the sacred within our everyday lives. Through stories about everything from spirituality and parenting, self-acceptance and friendship, shopping at Old Navy and bowling with preschoolers, readers will be inspired to gently lift the lids off of their compartmentalized lives and tie together the torn and tattered pieces that lie inside in order to live more fully and connect more deeply with the people and world around them. Open Boxes is filled with stories of comfort, struggle, heartache, joy, insight, compassion, resilience, and redemption. Like a cup of coffee with a good friend, the stories will soothe and inspire, uplift and motivate, entertain and encourage.
Daring to See More …A Photographic Essay Collection to Challenge, Inspire and Uplift is a collaborative effort by photographer Angie McMonigal and writer Christine Organ that builds on their popular "Photo Inspiration Challenge" series, which combines intriguing photography with thought-provoking words. This gorgeous coffee table book will challenge, inspire, and uplift readers of all walks of life.
Here in The Middle: Stories of Love, Loss, and Connection from The Ones Sandwiched In Between is an anthology co-edited by Christine Organ and Julie Jo Severson that gives voice to the various perspectives of those who are living in the full middle years of life. Often times, these are the years when we are pulled in multiple directions, with the needs of our career, marriage, children, aging parents, and friendships all taking a toll on our time and energy. But it can also be a time filled with simple pleasures, deeper connections, and settling into our own skin. Here In The Middle is a collection of 32 essays that gives voice to the complexity of the middle place, sandwiched between love and loss, with thirty-two writers sharing their stories, along with a piece of their heart and soul, so that readers can find acceptance, solace, and understanding.