how to deal with stress

I got a book deal. The day that my editor called and said, “We want to buy your book!” I was feeling like this: And then, quite suddenly, things were moving quickly. – Contract for my attorney to review and for me to sign. – First few chapters due...
what no one talks about, when they talk about how to be courageous

what no one talks about, when they talk about how to be courageous

Sometimes, right before bed and even when I’m tired, I will suddenly find that I can’t sleep. I’ll feel a low-grade anxiety, and it’s difficult to pinpoint what it’s about. So my husband—he’s such a champ—and I will pull on jackets and take a few loops up and down the...

creating healthy habits for kids

I’ll be honest: when it comes to kids and parenting, I keep most of my opinions to myself. I loathe the Mommy Wars, and especially when I was the mother of a newborn, I felt like I was under some kind of intense scrutiny with how I was parenting. My research into...
Life? Not easy. So cut yourself a break.

Life? Not easy. So cut yourself a break.

If you were to review my entire website, all the entries, you’d see over time an expansion-contraction, in-breath-out-breath between the deepest permission to completely let yourself off of the hook with forgiveness and compassion without conditions, and an...