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

Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen

My kitchen is one of crumbs and clutter somedays and somedays it's pristinely kept. Somedays delicious aromas waft about when you come in the door and somedays all you can smell is the grease from french fries because it’s carry-out night. Every day though, every day you will hear music. And every day there is … Continue reading Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen