Silent Night, Holy Night | Seeking Out Space For Self-Care During The Holidays

The Christmas season can be so jam packed with festivities, and shopping, and wrapping, and decorating, and baking, and prepping, and more ... All while keeping up with your regular life of working, exercise, cooking, healthy eating, trying to maintain healthy relationships, planning, cleaning, running 325 errands a week, laundry, dishes, and more. And while I … Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night | Seeking Out Space For Self-Care During The Holidays

Being Grateful For The Good Doesn’t Cancel Out Being Hurt By The Hard

Sometimes, I  get the impression that a lot of folks think that those who are grateful are only surrounded by good. I also get the impression that some other folks think that those who are hurting are only surrounded by pain. But, I know I'm not alone in having multiple experiences which prove this could … Continue reading Being Grateful For The Good Doesn’t Cancel Out Being Hurt By The Hard

Stop Waiting For The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

"If you need anything, I'm here."  "Everything happens for a reason." "Time heals all wounds." Do these overused, tired platitudes make your skin crawl? If so, join the club. Something I've learned in the tough moments of my life, is that we, as a general society, really struggle with expressing genuine empathy for one another. … Continue reading Stop Waiting For The Light At The End Of The Tunnel