Self Care & Acceptance

Living Alive: Being You While Being a Mom

Do you ever think of life as a mom as being a completely separate life from the one you were living before? Or maybe you’re not a mom and imagine motherhood as an entirely new universe, entered into only after a clean break with the…

April 26, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Thought Boundaries: Choosing to Pivot

I woke up last night with a stream of anxious thoughts rushing through my mind. I have delved into the particular area of anxiety in the past, and I’d thought I’d worked through my fears and put this specific fear to rest – for good. Apparently, that’s…

April 21, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Control: When Life Frays and You Grip Tighter

The best thing I can say about today is that I didn’t shout and everybody lived. Today was a spinning top. My daughters, 1 and 3, ran around like they’d been slipped piles of sugar with a side of cocaine. Every book in the bookshelf ended up on…

April 13, 2016
Living with Intention

No Expectations: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Have you ever stepped into an important situation without any expectations? Many years ago I was talking with a friend on my way to a first date. I told her I was trying to keep my expectations low. Then something revolutionary happened. She suggested…

April 7, 2016
Life Beloved

Sadness Unknown: When the Gray is Thick and Strange

Do you ever feel a dark & groping sadness that seems to come from no where? A depth of gray that arises unexpectedly and for no reason, one that casts its pall over your entire world? I felt that recently. It shook me, and if I’m…

March 1, 2016