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

Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part One

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly six weeks since my sweet mom passed away. Some days, the Grief, the ugly, messy, petrifying Grief, pulls the rug from under me and leaves me breathless on the floor of my closet. Yes, my 48 year old self finds comfort on the floor of my closet, crying. … Continue reading Finding Gratitude in Grief – Part One

The smart phone detox one year later

Last year at this time, Jessica Gardner of Little Merry Sunshine wrote a blog post about taking a smartphone detox. The seven day cleanse originally posted by Popsugar, is the one Jessica, Beth (writer of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom,) Megan (writer of Stable Mable) and I followed. While the original detox provided detailed and insightful … Continue reading The smart phone detox one year later