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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain Who do you aspire to be? How would you like to be remembered when you die? How do you live your best life NOW? I had a lovely Facebook experience recently. …

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“Carl Jung teaches that water represents our emotions” – Estelle Thomson, Painting Under the Sea, 21 Daily Creative Leaps Waves push and pull… Do I want to be pushed to shore where it’s “safe”, or pulled out to sea – the big scary deep unknown? Day 19 of the 21 Daily Creative Leaps is about …

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As I read The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD, I reflected as a clinical social worker/family therapist, as a daughter, as a wife, as a step-mother, and as a mother… my roles and my close relationships. In the past when I have done family therapy, the main objective was never to “fix” the child. …

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Whoa! I’ve been blogging for over a month. Whaaaaat? That went FAST! This also means I’ve been #goaldigging hardcore since the end of June. So! To give myself credit for the hard work I’ve been doing, to keep myself accountable for what I could be doing better, and to stay motivated – let’s review!

“No truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of the mirror and recite that she’s happy. She just is.” Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck F*CK YEA! Ok. Ok. This may not be toootally fair. Many people need to start a journey of self-acceptance with some intentional hard …

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I’m a failure. I’m an overachiever. I’m lazy. I’m productive. I’m kind, loving, giving. I’m hard on people. I have high expectations of others. I’m even harder on myself. I have left my career of social work to raise our daughter for another year. I’ve earned three degrees. I took care of myself financially up …

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I dabble. I dabble at painting. I dabble at gardening. I dabble at photography. I dabble at writing. I am not good at anything in particular. I do not have one TRUE passion in life. I will TRY anything and I am a HARD worker when something interests me. I think this is why Big …

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I got my wedding photos tonight. They made me cry. Many made me squeal with delight. I also cried. I felt beautiful my wedding day, but candid photos don’t lie. “Good god, is that how THICK I am now?” “Is THAT what I look like when I laugh?” “What is WITH my chin?” My now-husband …

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Yes. Yes I am a Badass. I don’t always feel like a badass, but I tend to ALWAYS be blunt. I’m honest to a fault. At least people know where I stand? Please trust me in that I’m a super nice person as well, though described as “intense” by those close to me (and probably …

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