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Self Care & Acceptance

Body Peace: An Alternative to the Madness

I am frustrated and a little angry about my  social media feeds these days. They are cram-jam full of pictures of so-called “clean eating” creations, earnest declarations about willpower and quotes about commitment typed over “before” pictures of people standing in front of a…

January 6, 2017
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
Life Beloved

The Risk of Retreat

After my oldest daughter was born, my marriage went through a difficult transition.  Of course we knew things would shift and change, but no one can really prepare for major life changes, can they?  In addition to the obvious responsibilities of caring for a new life,…

November 10, 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