Meet Lacuna Loft’s Featured Community Member of the Week, Marnie!

Marnie-Norris

Meet Marnie.

Home: Portland, OR

Horoscope: Capricorn

Favorite book: The Expanse series by James SA Corey

Hero: my friends Jamie & Jill

Superpower: organizing…let me at that pantry or closet!

Hardest challenge: losing two of my dearest friends to cancer within a year while going through some really difficult medical, job, and housing challenges myself

Guilty pleasure: Captain America, as played by Chris Evans in the Marvel movies

Favorite Lacuna Loft Program: Unspoken Ink (but I also really enjoy YAC coloring hangouts)

Proudest moment: Watching my son grow into an awesome human!

The best piece of advice I’ve received: Asking for help is a strength and an exercise in trust; being vulnerable in that way allows others to show their love and kindness.

How I stay mentally healthy: reaching out to friends; writing; therapy; trying to spend time outside; petting all the dogs I can; re-watching favorite movies and shows

Personal Mantra: life is short – don’t let it pass you by while you aren’t looking

My favorite part of being part of Lacuna Loft: I love how connected this community is, even outside of Lacuna Loft programs. We truly understand and care and do everything we can to support one another.