A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.
Category Archives: friendship
What Do You Need to Stay Connected to Something or Someone?
Going from blogging twice a week for two years, to only writing once a week might seem easier to keep up, but I’m actually running into unexpected difficulties…
Is Being Impulsive Really Such a Bad Thing?
Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?
The Pros and Cons of a Staycation – and 7 Tips to Make it a Success
Though we had planned to travel this past week, our plans changed due to medical reasons. We turned our vacation into a staycation, and it was a lot of fun. There were some pros and cons, and some things we learned along the way…
Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’
Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’
10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years
My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…
Some Things We Never Let Go Of…
As we get older, we often run into the same issues over and over again, and find ourselves faced with pain we don’t think will ever go away. And you know what? That’s okay.
9 Modern Values Taught by Harry Potter
I’ve finally finished reading the last of the Harry Potter books to my children. It took us about a year. Over the months, I got to fall in love with them all over again, and saw my kids do the same. As a parent, I actually really liked the wisdom hidden in its pages.
My Needs Versus My Responsibilities
How do you decide between what you want to do, for yourself, and what you feel like you need to do, for others? What if those two clash? I’ve recently found a new way to weigh my needs versus my responsibilities that has left me feeling more in charge of my life.
My (Conflicting) Stance on Conflict
Are you a put-your-head-in-the-sand person or a say-it-as-it-is person when it comes to conflict? And if neither tactic really seems to be helping to fix things, is there a better way to approach disagreement?