2020

2020

Hello, August. Many months before you came and went. And now here we are, watching the last few brazen rays of Summer desperately grasp at the edges of what has been, without a doubt, the strangest year to date. I (like so many of you, 

Helpful Ways to Work Through The “Funk” And Ease Into A New Year

Helpful Ways to Work Through The “Funk” And Ease Into A New Year

I tend to find the end of the year a bit difficult. I have a feeling I’m not alone here. There are so many positive things (which I love) – but it’s all a bit bipolar, isn’t it? Not only do we face let-down from 

Why Self-Awareness is Important, Change is Hard and Groundwork Matters

Why Self-Awareness is Important, Change is Hard and Groundwork Matters

As I sit before my computer, wondering just how to begin this essay (because I have SO many thoughts…as usual)…I’m inclined to borrow one of my favorite phrases from the Podcast “Creativity School”, by Grace Chon: “Follow the breadcrumbs. Create from the inside out.” I 

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 3

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 3

5. Redecoration will be your handy new hobby. Side hustle. Religion, maybe.   The truth is, you will have to let go of the life you once knew. This feels scary.     Letting go is one of the most difficult challenges we face. Often 

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 2

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 2

Maybe I just never payed attention, or wasn’t given many opportunities to enact this talent before (or hadn’t spent countless hours holding a tiny human the size of a small watermelon within the alcove of my left arm), but I found myself consistently awe-struck at the number of things I could do with one hand. Making bottles for example – pouring with accuracy. Fixing the nipple inside the cap. Tightly screwing on the lid.

Folding laundry. Putting on make up. Straightening my hair. Sending emails. Emptying the dishwasher.

Not chopping vegetables. I tried many times. Veggies need two hands.