I'm Still Mourning Robin Williams Because I Couldn't Mourn My Schizophrenic Brother

The tributes have stopped and the world has moved on. I, however, continue to cry, question, and grieve Robin William's passing. I feel an overwhelming sadness for Robin, yet when my own brother died, I felt almost nothing.Am I still mourning Robin Williams because I could not mourn my brother?...more
I think sometimes we connect with someone we have never met....In some way we identify......I ...more

Why I'm Glad to Be (Almost) Out of My 20s

Aside from the excitement of embarking on your first job, few serious commitments, and endless enthusiasm and energy, what's so great about being in your early 20s?Nothing.I can safely say that now as a 28-year-old who feels far more comfortable than I ever did at 23. And that feeling is only growing each day....more
meaghanmae Thanks Meahan! So glad you relate. It's super liberating, isn't it?more

Before You Judge: Here's What You Don't See

See that smiling woman cuddling her kids? You don't see her anxiety and her battle every day with post-partum depression....more
When my son was a toddler, he was rushed from his daycare to the hospital and I was called. I ...more

Outgrowing your Friendship

As little people, anyone who would catch our ball or push your swing was your friend.Then we became bigger and competed for boyfriends, spots on the coveted team or musical performance.And then we grew up, or so it seemed....more

Treading Water

Treadin' Water..........09/18/2014...more
Thanks Tina.   It's hard to learn.  I've spent months feeling guilty and have now decided if I ...more

What My Obnoxious Cat Taught Me About Acceptance

"Dammit, Yoshi," I said, scooting him out of the way with my foot. "I already fed you."He meowed in return, arguing (as usual) that while he had been fed before, he wasn't being fed now, so clearly something was terribly wrong....more

Bad Habits

I don’t know how I got this wayI’ll never be alrightSo I’m breaking the habitI’m breaking the habitTonight-Linkin Park———————————————————————————————————————Bad habits.  We all have ‘em.Nail biting, smoking, cursing… whatever it is, we’ve all got our thing.  Or, if you’re me: things.  Plural....more

What is Self Forgiveness

      Yesterday, I spoke about being compassionate to ourselves. Today’s topic continues with what is self-forgiveness?I think this is going to be a huge evaluation, because many times I haven’t forgiven myself for things I have done, often I have bottled up my feelings and have felt shame and guilt.So what is Self-Forgiveness anyway?...more

Brain benefits of exercise may be counteracted by sedentary behavior

I've written about the  benefits of exercise on the brain, but new research said we also need to take under consideration what we're doing the rest of the time.The new research says that while the structural integrity of white matter in the brain is boosted by physical activity, a more sedentary lifestyle during the OTHER hours of the day created decreased structural integrity in the white matter of the hippocampus, which deals with memory and learning....more

Balance Work and Life!

Balance Work and Life!http://wobcmagazine.com/7021/87174/a/balance-work-and-life ...more

Want to Live Happier? Practice Gratitude

Dinners al-fresco on the back patio. Long walks after dinner. Flipping burgers on the grill in the pouring rain. Acupuncture treatment by a friend. My little sister’s encouraging words. Woohoo’s from Parker at gymnastics. Great books that make you think....more

Thank you letter

Dear God, I am really sorry that I’ve been complaining a lot lately.  I feel like I’ve been all wrapped up in the negativity and stress, and today I woke up very thankful (and a little guilty for being all wrapped up in the stress)....more

Why aren't we compassionate with ourselves?

I normally write my blogs in the morning, but today's escaped me with various errands and such. I just hope my readers will be able to catch what I have shared today and if not, there's always tomorrow!Now, where was I?...more