To my son, They say that motherhood changes you, but in truth it’s impossible to fully grasp that concept until you’ve lived through it. Looking back, I barely understand the person who existed before you. While so many parts of me are still the same (or in the very least have resurfaced), everything is deeper in a way that I never could have imagined. Things … Continue reading A Letter to My Son, On Mother’s Day
But here’s the thing, mommas. You’re here. This is your life. It is too late (in the best way possible, I pinky promise). And no, your family will never, ever, not even for a solitary moment, be better off without you. They need you. And right now, you really need them. Especially that new little baby of yours. Continue reading We Are Motherhood: I am the face of postpartum depression
When I first heard this song, I will admit – I didn’t get it. It seemed like such an anti-love song to me. What do you mean love is hard? Shouldn’t you be singing about the wonderful, beautiful moments of love? Listen: Love is Hard, by James Morrison But then I got married, and I started to get it. And then, then I became a … Continue reading Love is Hard
Lately it feels like we’re always in a rush to get to the finish line, and that the process of getting there is just that – what we need to get there. Nothing more, nothing less. Something to rush through, because wow, won’t it be amazing once we get “there”. Continue reading The Beauty is in the Blooming
For a long time, I stopped showing up for myself. Have you been there? Do you know what I mean? Where you go through the motions of life, and you do the things you have to do, but you just stop giving it your best. You stop taking care of yourself. You just stop showing up. Continue reading How I Show Up For Myself
If we don’t take care of ourselves, the old adage is true – no one else will either. And it’s not because people won’t try, or because they won’t want to, but it’s because there is literally no one who can do something just for you, besides you. And in order to take care of others, we have to be in pretty good shape ourselves. We have to take care of ourselves. We have to be self carer-ers. And we can’t feel poorly about that. Continue reading Because Self Care Matters
I was thrilled, and terrified, when they accepted it for publication, and I held my breath as it landed in mailboxes all over the country this past January. And when I breathed out, I felt free. Continue reading My Article in Holl & Lane Magazine
And then it hit me. If I can’t even find the mental space to process them, how can I achieve them? I instantly knew what my word was, counter intuitive as it felt. I immediately wrote it on my What Matters calendar, as my focus for January. Less. To achieve more, I need less. Continue reading 2017: Less is more.
Because, as my good friend told me today, silence is signing off. And I refuse to sign off on the things that I know, in my heart, are wrong. Continue reading Why We Have to Say It.
There’s a lot of wisdom to keeping your personal life separate from your business life, but in truth, it’s something I’ve never been overly good at. You see, my personal life – in its best moments, and in its worst – is the very fuel that drives our business, and a long time ago I had to become very comfortable with turning those pieces of … Continue reading Why I Talk About Suicide Prevention.