I wrote this last night to myself when I had a visit from my good friend, Panic, about a new job I'm starting. I reworded where things got too specific but otherwise, here it is in its raw form. Hope if you needed it, you read-ed it. . It will take time to get the… Continue reading a pep talk
there is a young, young man standing at the end of the pier turmoil in his eyes worry in his hands dread heavy in his feet repeating like a broken record the sea breeze shouted at me said there isn't anything true to believe and the sun shined and it sighed theres nothing more than… Continue reading two and one
I didn't have an particularly strong hankering to write today, but in January I made the goal to write once a week and publish at least every other week. I've done a pretty good job so far of making time and sticking to it. I was afraid I would give up because I would start… Continue reading stream of consciousness: practices and generosity and being here
According to WordPress, I created this blog 5 years ago today. Neat. This post is more religious than some of my other ones, so if that's not your thing, that's cool. But promised myself to always just to be as authentic and honest in my writing and this is what I've been thinking about:… Continue reading on greed and possessions
My husband kicked me out of the house this evening because I had a wonky brain breakdown over all the packing we have left to do for our move tomorrow. It wasn't an angry kicking out. It was a loving one. He did it for me. (Part of me wants to wait until the thoughts… Continue reading packing, shame, and sweet husbands
"There's no way I can assure you that it won't be completely traumatizing."
My mom wasn’t home (most good stories start this way) and we had a hankering for smoothies.
I'm feeling more in touch with myself than I have for a while. I owe that to taking the last few days to "de-noise" my life. I was feeling overstimulated by work (preschoolers are beautiful little universes but they aren't exactly known for being tranquil or low maintenance) and by a host of thoughts needing… Continue reading on silence
My mom sent me a quote this morning as I sat in a coffee shop journaling. "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's not important I'm in a coffee shop (btw here's how I feel about coffee) but I only mention it so I can brag… Continue reading on happiness
A few weeks ago we started talking about the mental immune system. In part one, we got the boring elements out of the way (eating health food, exercising regularly, and sleeping enough). Today, I want to focus on: connection. I have found genuine connection to be vital for my mental health because it is grounding.… Continue reading The Mental Immune System | Part Two