Self Care for the Introverted Overachiever

Self Care for the Introverted Overachiever

After last night’s Super Bowl, the introvert me wants to barricade my bedroom door and take a me-day.  Since the overachiever in me would never allow such sloth, I’m currently practicing five habits to regain my balance. Join me if you dare: HABIT 1 Don’t Be Afraid To Disappoint People: Look at your planner. Which tasks are […]

How to Take a Should Detox

How to Take a Should Detox

I forget the name of the movie, but the scene has stuck in my mind since I was a pre-teen. In the scene, a parental figure holds a dictionary in front of their eager-to-learn child. They ask this boy to flip to the word “can’t.” To the child’s naive surprise, “can’t” has been conveniently cut out of the […]

Heart’s Desires: Are They Promises or Pipe Dreams?

Heart’s Desires: Are They Promises or Pipe Dreams?

Before I was in love You gave me dreams of love Before I had a child You sent a fluttering to my womb Already nostalgic For things yet to come. When I was 9 years old I dreamt that I was in love. It was a feeling dream mostly. I sat on someone’s lap I’d […]

How Do I Feel Grateful When I DON’T?

How Do I Feel Grateful When I DON’T?

Can I be real? Sometimes I’m overwhelmed, anxious and doubting if I’ll ever muster the ever-trending buzz-word, “gratitude” again. Sometimes, giving thanks feels like a pipe dream. The truth is… It’s okay to feel un-grateful. You have needs. When your needs aren’t met, stress and striving overwhelm your gratitude. You have the need to feel […]

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

On Friday at 1:20 pm PST, summer will officially end. The fall equinox arrives and so has a time of emotional and physical significance. For centuries the summer was a time of hard work and no play where farmers’ kids began the strenuous task of helping out on the family farm. Summer was sweaty and […]