Why Back to School is the Perfect Time to get Your Self-Care on

As most of you know, I’m a single mom. I’ll be the first to admit that I am super relieved that my kid is back in school for the year. During the summer months, I get almost no time for myself. Not only is my son always around, but he’s also very clingy which meansContinue reading “Why Back to School is the Perfect Time to get Your Self-Care on”

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Life of Addiction ( It’s not just me, guys.)

I’m an addict. I’m addicted to drugs (in recovery), caffeine, and cigarettes. This makes me a criminal, a moral failure, and generally weak all around. Would you agree with this assessment? Many people would. In fact, perhaps most people would. Let’s look a little closer. I bet if we really thought about an examined this,Continue reading “Life of Addiction ( It’s not just me, guys.)”

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“Less than” Life

One of my biggest character flaws is that I always think I am not good enough and I don’t have anything relevant to contribute to the world. My favorite blogger just happens to be my sister. Her blog is called The Tiny Couch: Wellness For All. She is very good. She is dazzlingly smart, allContinue reading ““Less than” Life”

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On Nature and Mental Health

As a species, we have evolved to rely heavily on technology. Most of us spend most of our time in front of screens whether we are working or playing. We there is a big disconnect between human existence and the natural world. We belong in nature, we started there. Yet we have moved away fromContinue reading “On Nature and Mental Health”

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Sitting Helpless

On Coping Through a Loved One’s Illness I wish I could write on what’s actually important. I wish I had the experience to do that. Living with chronic illness is something that I’ve never done, but I’ve definitely seen. I wish I could take the pain away, I wish I could take it all away.Continue reading “Sitting Helpless”

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Happy Mother’s Day, Now What’s Next?

Self-care for busy moms First of all I would like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! What a great day for us to have some relaxation and rest while we bask in the glory of our children. If you are one of those who doesn’t get any basking,Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day, Now What’s Next?”

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It’s Chicken or the Phone. You Decide.

A beautiful child lies sleeping in my bed. I watch him quietly, controlling my breathing so I don’t wake him up. He’s perfect; an Angel. I roll slightly to my right side. His eyelashes flutter and his eyes fly wide open. “Mama. I’m bored, give me breakfast. Where’s my phone?” Downstairs, I hand him aContinue reading “It’s Chicken or the Phone. You Decide.”

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Fat is Not a Bad Word

(Mom is Fat) I recently received some money and was so happy that I could afford to purchase some clothes. I went about my online shopping all giddy, dazzled by all the choices I found in the new plus-size women’s clothing arena. I had never seen so many options before! So I picked out aContinue reading “Fat is Not a Bad Word”

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