I'm wrestling with dropping words onto my screen in a conventional, orderly fashion. But I want to write. I ache to write, and at the moment it feels like the only thing that's just mine. It's also typically the one place I go to be raw, unfiltered and let the thoughts fly. But that won't … Continue reading Beauty, Brokenness, and a Little In Between
You guys. My brain feels like it's going to explode right now. I am livid. So instead of biting off a well-intentioned person's virtual head and risking appearing wildly unstable among my friends and acquaintances, I'm going to attempt to give language to some of my emotions here. This is my attempt to gain some … Continue reading Social Media: Exasperating and Intriguing
A few weeks ago I wrote about having Wallace tested for a whole slew of behavioral and learning differences/disabilities. This has dragged on longer because of Hurricane Matthew, so I'm meeting with the psychologist this afternoon. I am a hot anxious disaster right now. I've been listening to Violent Femmes on repeat for the past … Continue reading When You Get Your Answer…
I'm trying to stay afloat this summer, keep up with my kids and their activities, my writing projects, and more, all while attempting to retain a shred of sanity in the process -- both literally and figuratively. BUT...I wanted to quickly pop in to say hello. Meditation is going. Thanks to all of you who … Continue reading Titles Fail Me When Tragedy Strikes.
Check out this fabulous post by my partner, Maggie, over at Live. Snap. Write. I hope all of you are staying warm and surviving winter (or summer for many of you.) It hasn't snowed in Coastal Georgia, but if I never see another rainy, overcast day I'll be okay. However, Maggie helped me shift my … Continue reading The Blizzard’s Lesson
We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas. We beckon the good season to wait a while with us. We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come. Peace. Come and fill us and our world with your majesty. We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the Confucian, implore you to stay … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
My left-brain is non-existent, or at least it feels that way a lot of the time, particularly when I'm unmedicated. I'll get these ideas for posts, but if I don't walk away from whatever I'm doing when the thought flutters through my brain, it might not return. My missing left-brain has a few benefits; one … Continue reading Mother’s Day Debriefing
It's been a rough few days, y'all. So today we did what we do when we're not sure how to make sense of this big, beautiful, tragic life. We went to the beach. It didn't make everything okay, but I feel like I can face the world now. I'm looking forward to summer and lots … Continue reading Happy Easter!
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/opinion/sunday/raising-a-moral-child.html?referrer= The boys and I are spending the week at Mamala's. I think I need to start coordinating my visits with my menstrual cycle. In other words, PMS + my mom = FRUSTRATION!!! I got my period this morning so things should be getting better. That's probably way more than any of you care to … Continue reading Thoughts on Morality and Religion