I had a setback. Nothing major. Nothing life-critical. Nothing identity-shaking. I showed up for a class and it had been cancelled. And my day’s plans were derailed. It just required a deep breath, a shrug of the shoulders and a quick pivot. But I nearly burst into tears. I felt kind of undone. I thought … Continue reading Making Self-Care A Habit (or Eat Breakfast Every Day)
I sometimes think the height of wellness is flossing. Maybe because I have such a vexed relationship with self-care. And because flossing has been an annual resolution for me, every year, for like, the last twenty years. Which makes no sense. It should just be a habit, right? It shouldn't require resolve, or goal-setting, or … Continue reading Unmasking why self-care (and flossing) is so darn difficult
Do you know what I hear a lot? "I have almost no photos of myself with my children". What?! You're with them practically 24/7. You're together for every adventure, every milestone, and every family dinner. How is that possible? Mom's the one taking the photos. (Okay, sometimes it's Dad - but this post is for … Continue reading Hey mamas, get yourselves in front of the lens.
I've probably taken more day-time naps in the past 18 months than in my entire adult life. Certainly, since University. It's weird, how naughty I feel, how guilty and unproductive and self-indulgent: sleep? in the middle of the day? when there's laundry and dishes and endless chores, not to mention, actual work, to be … Continue reading Wellness: Sleep. (Get more.)