No, I’m Not Fine

Last week, I got really pissed cartoon steam erupting from my ears angry. When the offending party (okay my husband) noticed my ire, I immediately replied, "Don't worry about it. It's fine."  The words came out instantly and out of habit, and I wondered why I had said that.  I didn't feel fine AT … Continue reading No, I’m Not Fine

What To Do When You Aren’t In Control

I've been going through a lot of old blog post drafts.  I had about 20 different ongoing "ideas" that never came into actual internet fruition.  Some were fully fleshed out, but at the time I was writing them I didn't think they were ready.  Then, I returned to them with fresh eyes, and they seemed … Continue reading What To Do When You Aren’t In Control

The Skin We Are In

It's summer, and the clothes are coming off.  If you are feeling a little body acceptance challenged, a harmless pool party or trip to the beach can turn into a day (or more) of feeling anxious, inadequate, and isolated.  I have spent a lifetime hating myself and how I looked, but when I reached the age of … Continue reading The Skin We Are In

Let It Rain

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”   ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In my meditation workshop, I break down mindfulness into three components: Awareness + of the present moment + acceptance = mindfulness Each week we have exercises, homework, and guided meditations centered on one … Continue reading Let It Rain