On the first day of this new year, I returned to a really crappy and painful portion of my roots. I grew up in the metro DC area, and last Tuesday I drove back there. Sometimes, like an arrow, you have to be pulled back to go forward. I drove by all three schools I … Continue reading Don’t Give Up, Open Up
I read something recently that was written as a guideline for a meeting. At first, it felt rather restrictive and I felt intimidated by it, and afraid to share input if I would happen to have any. But then I went back over the guidelines and could really appreciate that they were written to keep … Continue reading Are You A Supportive Listener?
A couple of days of not writing turned into a few weeks. Honestly, I still don't feel like it. The world feels like a terrible place again just now, and it makes writing that much harder for me. Writing - blogging, specifically - requires a lot of vulnerability. The more honestly and transparently you choose … Continue reading Letting the Truth Loose
I carry extra pounds. And I wish those pounds could talk, because they have a story to tell, and important things to teach. If these pounds could talk, they would tell you that I started learning to love myself at my highest weight, not my lowest. I did not feel better about myself with less … Continue reading If These Pounds Could Talk
A very brave, strong, courageous friend posted the other day that he may be MIA from social media for a little bit because he was struggling intensely with anxiety and depression. He was practicing self-care, and I sat back and just chewed on the fact that part of that self-care was sharing his current state. … Continue reading I Struggle Too