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What Stories are You Telling Yourself?

“Don’t take it as metaphor for your life.” That’s what me and my sisters always say when something crappy happens and one of us reads too much into it! We started saying this because one time one of us sisters was going through a really REALLY difficult time, both...

Are you Afraid of the Dark?

Today the light is dark. Clouds hover low, ready to burst into tears. I don’t feel the hope that sunny days bring; I just feel a little tired. I see the brown grass, the bare tree limbs, the winter’s muted colors. I am restless, groggy from an hour less of sleep...

What to do with Guilt, Blame, and Shame

What should I do when I feel self-blame, guilt, and shame? My kids love stories about superheroes and “bad guys.” They love to tie fabric around their necks and fly around the living room in their “capes” chasing “bad guys” and putting them in “jail.” It’s fun to see...
Learning to Love my Scars

Learning to Love my Scars

So here I am, looking at the screen. I have no paper and pen which I prefer but I have a small corner of time free from the clutter of the day. I am still thinking about respect. Taking time to offer respect for yourself first. Respecting yourself enough to interact...
Everybody Poops

Everybody Poops

I want talk about something that happens to everybody but everybody is super discreet about. Pooping. Yes. Poop. Everybody poops. (There is a children’s book with this same title and it is both educational and hilarious. You should check it out.) But nobody talks...

The Perfect No

How many times have you been in a situation and you felt so uncomfortable and wanted to quietly make your way out without being noticed? I have felt this way with past guys I’ve dated (or not dated), past jobs I have worked, encounters with friends or acquaintances,...