Sometimes I think we all feel like we are drowning. I have had a difficult couple of years sprinkled with death and grief. The past two weeks are a reminder that the cycle is not over, but is just beginning. I often dream of driving and suddenly the car accelerates out of control and the... Continue Reading →
My thoughts these past weeks can be summed up as a giant brewing cloud of rage and overwhelm. It's time to stop thinking and let it dissipate.
I have a lot of balls in the air. I always tend to take on more than anyone could reasonable expect to handle. But, then again, I'm not really reasonable...and I'm not alone. So many of us overschedule ourselves and our kids so that we have little to no downtime. I've always had a tendency... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I was enjoying a cup of coffee after getting the kids off to school when the phone rang. It was the school nurse saying that my son fell during recess and his foot went out sideways and had an egg shaped bulge. The visual of his foot “going out sideways” and an “egg shaped... Continue Reading →
I recently stated going to yoga classes. This is not my first go at yoga, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been a regular. Still, I walked into class thinking I was in pretty good shape and should get through the class in a breeze. We started off sitting on our mats with our eyes... Continue Reading →
I spent the day shopping with my fourteen year old daughter today because she has nothing to wear. Apparently she can't find anything among all the heaps of clothing in her room. So, fine, we went to the mall....on a Saturday afternoon. It was crowded and loud and all that. We got lucky and found... Continue Reading →
Depression and anxiety are two sides of a very undesirable coin. They are opposites, but often go hand in hand. Depression typically feels like hopelessness despite what is actually going on in your life. From the outside, you may look like you have it all together, but on the inside you feel like you are... Continue Reading →
One of my oldest pastimes has turned into my newest obsession…thrifting. There are so many great reasons to shop at thrift stores. I used to enjoy browsing thrift stores to find items that I needed for a discounted price. Then I started noticing the high resale value of some items that I found in thrift... Continue Reading →