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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

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
Self Care & Acceptance

Having Needs and Being All Human

I’d been agitated and distracted by my own thoughts all morning, but when I stepped into the shower and let the water run over my head and down my face, the tears that had been just out of my reach flowed freely. My husband…

September 27, 2015