Last week in the states we celebrated the 4th of July and most of my family and friends enthusiastically filled their guts with burgers, hot dogs and drinks… typically the alcoholic kind. Never mind that we all had to work on Friday- it was time to party! Unless you are like me and you don’t … More My Strategies for Surviving A Holiday Sober
As a full-time working parent with no family support people sometimes ask me how I manage a work/life balance and I struggle to answer this because I seldom feel that there is a balance. I am able to thrive in some areas that oddly enough my kid-free coworkers are not, but that doesn’t mean that … More The Working Mom Struggle
Recently I had a meeting at my daughter’s school to discuss her mental health. They asked me, “Is there any family history we should know about?” and my response was brilliant: “Well, it’s definitely genetic.” I said. “Her dad and I both have had… stuff… and that runs in families…. the mental health stuff does… … More What It’s Like Parenting a Child With A Mental Health Disorder
Working on my mental health has really inspired me to keep making steps towards my values. I want to keep moving in a direction that is meaningful to me, so this year I vowed that I would start putting my dreams into action. One of my dreams has been to move to a new apartment. … More I Made A Big Change!
My daughter’s therapist suggested that I could work with her at home by doing thought records. Thought records are a CBT tool that helps someone identify their negative thinking and change it. The idea is that negative thinking is learned thinking, and it turns into automatic thinking by repetition. So this tool helps someone to … More My Thoughts On Thought Records
I was looking through old photos recently and I came across some of my daughter as a baby. This time of my life stands out to me so vividly because it was a time of great joy and also suffering. I was constantly running on an hour or two of sleep, sometimes seeing tracers and … More Childhood is a Short Season
I started going to Church at the end of 2018. This was a big deal for me considering I spent the prior 15 years of my life living as a self-declared Pagan. A lot of people have asked me, “what changed your mind?” but truthfully, nothing did. I simply wanted to learn more about this … More I’m OK with Being a “Bad Christian”