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 →
Empathy and Depression
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 →
You Can Have It All…and Burnout Too.
“People experience burnout as a gradual erosion of their spirit and zest as a result of …too many pressures, conflicts, demands.”[i] Doing your best and “giving your all” is what many of us strive for on a daily basis. In our workouts, we are encouraged to push through burnout rounds and work to... Continue Reading →
I Am An Impostor
That feeling that you are a fraud, that one day people will find out you have no idea what you are doing, it has a name…Impostor Syndrome. It can strike when you get that first real job, when you leave the hospital with your first child, or when you graduate from college. You feel like... Continue Reading →
An Attempt At Father’s Day Gratitude
My Attempt at Expressing Gratitude on Father’s Day I am not a very sentimental person. I used to be, but that part of me is long gone. Lately, my cards to my dad on Father’s day consist of something like “Happy ‘Farter’s day” or “Enjoy laying in your armchair… since that’s something you never... Continue Reading →
You Mean I Have to Show Up, AND Be On Time?
You Mean I Have to Show Up, and Be On Time? Commitment is a word that makes me cringe. Not in the sense of relationships, but rather in committing to fixed schedules, appointments, or even social events. I will walk away from a good deal at a gym or club because it requires a monthly... Continue Reading →
Go Polish The Silver
“I need to speak with the man of the house. Refrigerator repair is quite technical and you wouldn’t understand.” I was sitting in my formal dining room polishing the silver when the doorbell rang. I jumped up from the table and danced over to the door trying not to let pain from the tightly cinched... Continue Reading →
Timeless Rules of Etiquette
"When in the company of others refrain from reading letters, books, or papers." This is just one of 110 rules of etiquette that were followed by George Washington. While this rule may seem extreme, how many times have you been around a table with friends or family and everyone is looking at their phones instead... Continue Reading →