This weekend I checked myself into rehab. Not that kind of rehab. No, I checked myself into a hotel room where I'd spend the next 48 hours alone if I chose. I'd spend time quiet, contemplative. Mostly, I'd spend time doing what I want. I've got a line in my book that says: Moms fantasize about … Continue reading Going solo
I think those extra pounds manifest in different ways in our lives. It's as if every pound represents an emotion or physical trait that is really hard to get over until it’s just GONE. It's like every pound is a pound of bad mood.
One way to get back on track is to create a mental health checklist. Yes, if you want to feeling better, reference the last time you felt the way you wanted to feel. It will provide clues. We'll make a checklist of those things. Then, next time you find yourself feeling a certain kind of way, you will refer to your checklist.
This morning I woke up at 4:20 with a bit of a start. It was kind of like the start you have when you have that first sleep for more than 20 minutes with a new baby. "Wait, is the baby still alive?" is your first thought. In this case I thought, "Wait, did I … Continue reading Sweet sleep
If you haven't heard about self-care lately, then you've been living under a rock. And unless that rock is a heated stone for your massage, you're doing it wrong. Self-care is a trendy term and concept these days but it's a really simple concept: take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself, especially for women, … Continue reading The Responsibility of Self-Care