I used to get intimidated by people so easily. People I thought were bigger and better than me. I’d shake and stutter and make myself as small as possible. I’d fill my words with ‘I’m sorry’s’, having nothing in particular to apologize for. I'd hide the fierceness that has always lived within … [Read more...] about How to Stop Feeling So Intimidated by People
It was pouring rain a couple of Saturday mornings ago, as my husband and I packed up our car with dog and baby to head to Central Park, as we do every Saturday, come rain, shine, hail, sleet or complete lack of sleep. It’s one of our many rituals. “I may be pushing our luck this time”, I said … [Read more...] about The Magic Created by Love Rituals ~ Lessons from My Husband
I made a promise to my daughter when she was born. One single promise. I promised to her that no matter what, I would always smile when I'm around her. I don't know if I'll be able to give her everything she ever wants. I don't know if I'll always be who she wishes I would be. But I know that I … [Read more...] about Promise to My Daughter. And the Most Offensive Decluttering Project.
“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction... But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons." ~ Richard Bach I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships lately. About the … [Read more...] about 5 Keys to Breaking Bad Relationship Patterns
"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained." ~ Arthur Somers Roche We all battle nerves and insecurities, and when we lose the battle, they rob us of our potential. Personally, I've battled … [Read more...] about 9 Actions to Take When You’re Feeling Nervous & Insecure
I never dreamed of having children. It just wasn’t something I thought about much when I was younger. I also never dreamed of marriage. I just wasn’t one of those girls who spent years fantasizing about their wedding. Yet I met a man. And we fell in love. And I can’t imagine being more happily … [Read more...] about The Privilege of Parenthood