Self-care, yo.

Today I received some really good news. Like, turn-the-corner good news. And in celebration, I went out and got a pedicure. Pedicure was not the only option in this kind of case. Celebrations can include all kinds of things. Foods. Drinks. Sweets. You get the drift. But right now, I'm working on my self from... Continue Reading →

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Fret

Fret: to worry, be anxious, feel uneasy, be distressed, be upset, a state of anxiety or worry Twenty-five days ago I left my full-time job. These past weeks have felt foreign in a way that seems both normal and absolutely surreal. When I worked a full (overfull, really) schedule, there was always that escapist part... Continue Reading →

Bathing Supta Baddha Konasana

This weekend found me holding space for several issues in several roles (no, we're not talking about those today), and it came at a cost. I'm tired. I'm at the end of myself. So I pulled out my list and opted to take care of me. First, alone time. There was too much out and... Continue Reading →

Saturday morning

Monday through Friday, I hustle. I #Werk. I roll myself out of bed before the rest of my people, dress like the #BossLady that I am, and walk my high-heeled self out the door to hit the office. And once I'm there, it's nonstop. Email. Phone calls. Meetings. Instant Messages. Text Messages. Conference calls. GoToMeetings.... Continue Reading →

Off the top

I don't know about you, but today for me was a full day. You know the ones, where you get pivots and unexpected shifts which can be challenging to navigate. I came home to find that all my peoples had similar days. There were tears, disappointments, boundary-drawing (no, you cannot play Xbox when you are... Continue Reading →

The Turning-In Time

I spent nearly ten years as a stay-at-home mother, and one practice continues to nourish my soul. When the boys were small, and the summer sunshine long, I created "Nighttime Lights." All the curtains in the house would close, all the lights would get turned down, and I would create an artificial twilight to send... Continue Reading →

“This is the Ugly Book”

I have a small spiral notebook that I carry in my purse. One of my goals this year is to write more, and as a working, busy, full-schedule mom and wife, there are moments when I have a great spark of an idea, an epiphany. They're amazing. And short. And often, they fly away as... Continue Reading →

The List

I don't know about you, but I'm in a season of life right now that is WORK. Work at work, work at schoolwork, work at schedule, WORK. And some days take all the guts I've got in me. Today was super-full, and capped off with hosting the office Christmas party, and for this high-functioning introvert,... Continue Reading →

Mental Health: Stay in Your Own Lane

Confession: I've always found it interesting to hear pastors talk about how they set out to preach a great sermon, and end up preaching primarily to themselves. I found it slightly dubious. No longer. I drafted the outline for this week's topics and found them just fine. And then I arrived at today's selected topic.... Continue Reading →

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