Do I Have to Agree With My Partner To Respect Him?

Do I Have to Agree With My Partner To Respect Him?

Maybe it’s my time of the month because I have been particularly defensive and irritable. This very morning my sweet husband made the mistake of laughing at something I said. I was not trying to be funny. I felt demeaned and disrespected. I felt I was right and defended my opinion at all costs. Have you ever felt disrespected? […]

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 […]

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

Last week I celebrated my grandmother’s 101st birthday. The older she gets, the more secret stories she reveals, so I’ve started asking her juicer questions. “Have you ever been arrested?” Shaking her head as if my question bored her, she replied: “Of course!” When you have seen three major world wars, lived through a few […]

You Are Not Responsible for Everyone All of The Time

You Are Not Responsible for Everyone All of The Time

I was stressing out last weekend because I had overcommitted. I had promised my time to three people and now crunch called for two phone calls. Am I letting them down? Will I disappoint them? Will their feelings be hurt? Will they be alone on a Saturday because of me? Will they label me just another […]

How Do I Defeat Loneliness?

How Do I Defeat Loneliness?

Today I teamed up with The Refined Woman in a series called Just Breathe. Be sure to check out the other ladies apart of this collective on Instagram today–as well as the articles on their blogs: Corie Clark, Kat Harris, Julien Garman, Tutti del Monte, Nikia Phoenix, Brynn Watkins, Jessica Chow, Tonhya Wysong, Joanne Encarnacion Up until I was 20, […]