Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Guest House

Sometimes life is hard. No, oftentimes it’s hard. It’s rarely fair. Sometimes painful. My 9-year-old son said to me last night, “Sometimes I can feel my heart weep.” That simultaneously broke my heart, and made my heart sing. It made … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Birthday On!

It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to! Nah, I don’t really want to cry. Instead, I want to tell everyone and their mother. And technically it’s not really my birthday. Yet. I have declared my approach into … Continue reading

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“People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross.”-Anonymous

‎ “I don’t worry. I think ahead,” said my 9-year-old son. That made me laugh out loud. But then it made me worry. He’s a Worrier. The boy was born with an extra dose of Anxious and a natural knack … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

Enough. I’m on an Enough kick lately…the notion of being Good Enough. Having Enough. Being Enough. It’s all wrapped up in the concepts of Shame and Worthiness. We feel Shame when we believe we’re not Smart Enough, Thin Enough, Competent … Continue reading

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Little Miss Stubborn

Holy shit, I’m a slow learner (NOT stubborn!). Shocker, I know. I went to see an acupuncturist today for my lower back pain and my historically horrible knees. I used to see a crazy acupuncturist who swore she could heal … Continue reading

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I Hope You Dance

Hope is a funny thing. The dictionary defines it as: ”the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” Let me digress here–I want to split hairs for just one moment. I … Continue reading

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Be Still, Part Deux

We just spent the day hunting for fossils. There are a few beaches along the Chesapeake Bay where fossilized shark teeth are in abundance. Beach + Fossils = Kids in Heaven. The kids were super-excited. I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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