The holidays are here, bringing decorations, gatherings and emotions. We are faced with many decisions: from what to eat to where to go and with whom to visit and when. Many of these reunions bring joy and solid conversation but sometimes they also uncover old wounds or create new ones. Feelings we buried months or years ago resurface and we are no longer able to hide. The time has come to choose how we will handle ourselves.
Hey, you. Yea, you. I see you. Beneath that tired skin. Behind that tough exterior. Beyond that quiet disposition. I see you. And isn’t that all that we sometimes really need? To be seen. To be noticed. To be appreciated and recognized for who we are and what we have accomplished? Continue reading
I’m crying. Partially because my littlest baby will be ONE on Thanksgiving this year and also because I survived. I made it an entire year staying-at-home with a then newborn, 2 & 3 year-old and now 1, 3 and 4 year-old. Looking back at photos, it seems so fast. Remembering it for what it was, it feels like it took an eternity to get here. And yet here we are, and here is what we have learned: Continue reading
Why does it always seem that as soon as you start to feel ahead, something changes and you find yourself once again treading water? It’s demoralizing and often leaves me desperate with thoughts of throwing-in-the-towel because “what’s the point?” Continue reading