1 Year After the Start of My Burnout: What Helped Me Heal and Which Insights I Take With Me

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.

How Our Body Image Affects Our Health

I used to think that the way I thought about my body reflected the way I treated it, but what if that’s not the whole truth? What if it’s actually the other way around?

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…

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.

Everyone Has a Control Freak Inside of Them

We all have a bit of a control freak inside of us. It just takes the right circumstances for our brain to shift to that mode, and then the result is often outside of our control as well, at least outside of our deliberate choices…

The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different

My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.