My Anxiety’s Name is Rita

My Anxiety’s Name is Rita

My chest is tightening and I can tell that my breathing is shallow.  I feel the knot in my chest wind its way up into my throat.  My hands start to tingle and my eyes start to burn as I fight back the tears.  How can I stop this from happening?  I didn’t used to […]

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

A very dear friend of mine once told me that life is messy, but amazing.  Hidden in the chaos of everyday craziness are those magical moments.  The ones that we barely recognize until they’re gone.  I saw this piece by Katrina Kenison several years ago, long before I had actually seen my oldest child successfully […]

Can We Talk About AHA Moments?

Can We Talk About AHA Moments?

Hopefully at some point in our lives we have one…you know…that AHA moment. That, “holy-crap-how-come-I-didn’t-know-this-earlier” epiphany. Well, I’ve been told there is a formula for an authentic AHA moment, but it seems to me that the equation is not balanced (look at me using math words, LOL). So let’s explore what it means to have […]