Depression · Life

Yoga and yogis

I don’t know of a lot of obese people who feel super confident about themselves athletically. I’ve not always been obese, but I certainly haven’t ever felt good about myself as an athlete of any sort, always having been just slightly less than comically uncoordinated.  For that and countless other reasons, when I got excited… Continue reading Yoga and yogis

Anxiety · Depression · Life

More powerful than but?

A while back I wrote a blog post about the power of the word “but.” It got a great reaction and got me rolling on this whole blog business. It’s was my reflection of a change I made in my classroom, my personal life, and my parenting style, coming from a place of concern for… Continue reading More powerful than but?

Depression · Family · Happiness · Life

Here’s a little blog I wrote

In the 1980’s my mom had a big white t-shirt that had written on it, in bold black letters, all caps, “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY.” She wore it as a swimming cover up and I remember being embarrassed by the shirt for some weird pre-teenage/teenage reason. I secretly loved the song but had judged the… Continue reading Here’s a little blog I wrote

Anxiety · Depression · Life · Parenting

Success for me, too

I’m pretty sure that at some point on the blog I wrote about how Daughter was seen by outsiders as a delightful and easy child because of, in large part, the decisions we made to help her along. There were countless little things hat we did to make her seem like a trouble-free child, like… Continue reading Success for me, too

Anxiety · Depression · Life

Giving grace

Not going to lie: I’ve been pretty rough around the edges lately. Medically and emotionally frustrated and overwhelmed and worried. I’ve tried to share my feelings about my current state of being, but sometimes when you feel like this the catch-22 is that you feel unheard even if you are. That’s just how it is.… Continue reading Giving grace