Shrinking Down and Puffing Up: A Mantra revisited

"So.....why hasn't your son committed to a school yet for XYZ sport. He's so good, I thought he would have committed by now." - Annoying Trigger Inducing Person. Is she criticizing my son? Is she implying he isn't good enough? I don't know and it shouldn't matter. And yet. I'm triggered. And annoyed. Sigh. We … Continue reading Shrinking Down and Puffing Up: A Mantra revisited

My Story of Mental Health

Today is World Mental Health Day. Not to be confused with a Hallmark holiday, today marks an important time in our world - a time to continually work at breaking the stigma of mental health issues. And that's why I'm sharing my story. To help break the stigma. When we share our stories, when we … Continue reading My Story of Mental Health

The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

One year ago today, I heard my mom's voice for the last time. She wasn't speaking too much that Sunday. She winked at me and slept a lot. My Godmother came to visit and it woke my Mom right up. The two were like sisters. Mom was eight years younger than Aunt MaryJane. As first … Continue reading The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice