Helplessness Blues

Lately, I've been thinking of that poster that hangs in a lot of elementary classrooms: "Before you speak: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?" This election touched a big nerve with me, as it did for a lot of people regardless of political beliefs, and I've been doing a lot of breathing and … Continue reading Helplessness Blues

There Are No Bears Here

Something many people don't know about me is that I am nervous pretty much ALL OF THE TIME.  Need to make a phone call to a stranger?  Debilitating anxiety.  Going to a new optometrist?  Serious jitters.  Perfectly tame social gatherings?  Nausea.  Driving in city traffic?  Palpitations.  My life has been shaped largely by fear and … Continue reading There Are No Bears Here

Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s

I don't feel like it. Upon rising from my alarm, it was the first thing that popped into my head yesterday morning.  I didn't want to go for a run like I had planned.  I didn't want to go to my doctor appointment.  I didn't want to leave my home.  Why? I don't feel like … Continue reading Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s