I have accepted this into my life and let me tell you, it’s transformative. It helps keep a smile on my face and focus on my priorities and my people. This is not about ignoring injustice or letting people treat you poorly. It is about letting go of the little stuff.
Remember, even on the craziest of days, a little shift in perspective can make all of the difference.
It’s been 46 days since I’ve run. Forty-six days ago I hurt myself while training for a half marathon. I was devastated. I read up on running injuries and followed all the advice – I iced, I took ibuprofen, I stretched, I rested, you name it. After a torturous week of
I’m really good at losing weight. I’ve done it hundreds of times, including that time I lost nearly 70lbs before my wedding! And, yet, I’ve never been thin. You see, am your classic yo-yo dieter. I can’t even tell you the number of times I have flirted with the same 20-30lbs. Up (busyness, holidays, stress,
Two years ago this November, my child came to me and said that she was a girl. No big deal. Except that she had been identified by a doctor at birth as male, and had lived her life up until that point as a boy. Two years. In two years, she has changed schools, changed
Peace. Calm. Quiet. Stillness. Tranquility. Harmony. None of these words apply to me lately. It’s been more like: Noise. Chaos. Disturbance. Dare I say, hullabaloo. I love the idea of being a peaceful parent, a peaceful person. Truth be told, I just can’t seem to find the peace this week. (Well, maybe longer.) Take this
Hey, everyone loves their family. Of course they do. Spending time with my own family after a long day at work is the best. Knowing that the weekend is approaching gets me all jazzed up. Climbing into some cozy clothes and catching up with each other is awesome. But you know what else is awesome?
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi A friend of mine, a parent of 2 kids under 6, turned to me yesterday and said “getting my gun permit tomorrow” and insinuated that teachers needed
I believe that all our happiness comes from within. I believe that we are the only ones that can create or destroy our happiness. It all comes from our minds – what we think about ourselves, about others and about our lives. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve had a life-long struggle with anxiety.
“You cannot tell me you’re bored!” Encouraging True “Free Play” A few weeks back, I wrote about the importance of true free play…play that is completely child-driven and free from any directions from grown-ups. This is the kind of play that happens when kids are left to create their own fun, and incidentally, this kind