Category: emotional health

miscarriage and our two year old

miscarriage and our two year old

The comparison game that women play creeps into grief as well. Just because you didn’t hold your baby or see your baby or even know the sex of your baby does not mean you did not lose a child. #miscarriagematters

Plain old guilt

Plain old guilt

We can – and we often do – drive ourselves to the BRINK OF INSANITY with guilt over every decision, every occurrence, every person around us who might not be having a perfect experience.

The freedom of quitting

The freedom of quitting

What I discovered is that by managing my time (work stays at work, exercise takes place during a certain time of day, adult time and family time are non-negotiable), I can fit a lot of stuff in – all the essentials, lots of niceties, and many times, I have energy to spare, because I am taking care of myself.

Background people and the thrill of overfunctioning

Background people and the thrill of overfunctioning

You see, the people in the background are working, working, working, just like the people in the spotlight… We often equate quitting with failure and disappointment, so much so that we hold on to things long past their use, their fruitfulness, or their healthy place in our lives.