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October 2015

Self Care & Acceptance

The Straight Line Myth

I have two young daughters (1 & 2 years old), and parenting is an arena in which my tendencies towards rigidity and all-or-nothing thinking have been most exposed, challenged and, slowly, softened.  When my oldest daughter, Finley, was a newborn, my new mom, straight-out-of-the library,…

October 27, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

How to Change

I sat in a church service – maybe 15 years ago – and listened to what was a pretty straightforward message about financial giving.  For me, there wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about this message…until the end.  That day, I heard a pastor say something that…

October 20, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Boundaries, the Struggle Is Real

My in-laws were planning a birthday party for a treasured family friend last week; she was turning 90, so it was a pretty big deal.  I mean, 90 is a pretty big deal all on its own.  Am I right?  My husband was supposed…

October 13, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

You Can’t Get There Without Being Here First

I’m just going to be honest with you.  I’m having one of those days where I fantasize about my life “before.”  Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want to go back too far.  Go too far, and I’d land myself right in the middle of the red-hot mess…

October 6, 2015