The Critic

I haven’t written much this year. If I have, it has been in personal journals or blog drafts waiting to be published. My lack of writing hasn’t been from lack of inspiration or passion. As previous post have mentioned, putting my thoughts and feelings out there is not easy for me. I worry about how […]

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Therapy

I love Psychology. I got my Bachelor’s in it and I read psychological books/blogs/articles for fun pretty much daily. I’ve seen a therapist regularly during two seasons of my life. I wanted to share some wisdom that I obtained through therapy that were pivotal turning points in the direction of my life. You will run […]

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Leaning In

Life has been hard lately. Emotionally, I want to become a turtle and stick my head and limbs in my shell and turn the lights off. But, I know too much. I know the darkness is still waiting on the outside of that shell no matter how much I pretend it’s not. “Numbing the pain […]

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Mood.

I haven’t been in the mood for writing too much. If I am honest, I sense myself sliding into a deep pit and my attempts to climb out feel like the dirt is crumbling between my fingers with no way out. In addition to the “busy season” we are in, there is a part of […]

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The house with the Piano

  Back in December, a group of my girl friends and I went to a conference. It was great and had a few things we learned  and say to each other still today. One thing we did was answer five questions about ourselves to help us find our essential self (the person who we are […]

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Favorite places and spaces 

I have a board on Pinterest labeled favorite places and spaces. It’s one of my favorite boards because all the pictures are cozy and cute and simple. There are a few of these places in our house that I have and I plan to create more and more. My kids have some favorite spaces set […]

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#parentingfails

Parenting in today’s society is stressful. So much pressure from every angle, it’s exhausting. With each kid, the pressure to do everything perfectly faded and now there are four with two being 1 year old’s, they pretty much raise themselves and have full time jobs…just kidding 😉 But seriously, parenting is hard enough without all […]

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“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good”

I remind myself, “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good”. (Cribbed from Voltaire.) a twenty-minute walk that I do is better than the four-mile run I don’t do. The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer. The dinner party of take-out Chinese food js […]

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