Who Will Tell the Stories of Children in Foster Care?

Being a mom blogger, I read countless stories about the antics of toddlers and the pain of watching babies grow into rambunctious tweens. I’ve written my fair share of 10 Things I Want My Child to Know articles and how being a mother has changed me. However, as a social worker who previously worked with foster children, I can’t help but wonder: Who tells the story of a foster child? ...more
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As My Marriage Fell Apart, So Did My House

It was the strangest thing - as my marriage deteriorated, things around the house began to break in rapid succession. It was as if the negative energy swirling through the space affected the inanimate objects as well as the animate.First it was the dishwasher. I opened it one morning and miscellaneous parts fell out at my feet. Then it was my car. For about a day it flashed an inexplainable warning light at me, and refused to switch into overdrive. The hinges in the kitchen cabinets began to snap, leaving the doors unable to close....more

What Skateboarding At 37 Taught Me About Expectations

Is 37 the ideal age to learn to skateboard? That’s what I thought when I bought one last week. It’s amazing how expectations can bring such joy and hope for the future....more
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The Message of Yoga

Oh, yoga. What can I say? I’ll say it in the words of Savage Garden: “I knew I loved you before I met you”. As cheesy as it sounds, the lyrics of that song pretty much describe my relationship with yoga to a tee. I know, I know, anyone not into yoga reading this will probably be puking their guts out by now… But please hear me out....more

Exercise Safety Tips to Avoid Injury

It is perfectly healthy and normal to want to look and feel your best.And while there is an abundance of information available out there designed to help you to lose weight and get fit, there is an important topic of discussion that often gets overlooked.That topic is exercise safety.Now I personally thought I had known a thing or two about exercise given that I had worked out on and off throughout my life. But if I am to be honest, I’ll admit that I had never given any thought to safety.This is because I didn’t know it was necessary....more

How Still Can You Be?

No matter how fast the world revolves around you and life seems to be slipping away, there is a moment where there is clarity. An understanding that all that is happening is just a part of what needs to be. Even if it's only for a second that everything seems to stop, it's at the moment that you can breath. Although being still is an effort in this crazy world, you can do it knowing that peace comes in that second. It's within this time that everything comes together and you can rejuvenate your tired spirit. Celebrate these elusive moments with all the joy that is within you....more

How I Stop Myself from Thinking about Suicide

I used to think that because I take an antidepressant and I did 16 months of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), I wouldn't think about suicide anymore. That's simply not the case. ...more
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Changing Behavior Step 1: Mindfulness

Photo by Martina I did 16 months of ...more

Clitoris Awareness Week

 Sooo...I was perusing the news yesterday in order to expand my ever-growing intelligence (stop laughing!), when I happened upon an advertisement announcing something odd. Out of curiosity, my dumb ass couldn't resist clicking on it and was soon transported to an article announcing that starting next week, it's Clitoris Awareness Week.You heard me....more