I started physically harming myself when I was 12. I have thought about killing myself multiple times in life. Even after having a child. May was Mental Health Awareness Month … I should have done this in May, but I was “too busy” (read: too scared). Scared because a) there IS a stigma around it … Continue reading let’s talk about suicide.
Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything (and I have all these weird bots following me, so I figured I should make my account active again). Much has changed since last October – mostly fantastic! But lately I have been weighed down by some bullshit and it’s taking a toll on me. … Continue reading rising above the bullshit.
#metoo As I began to watch my social media feeds fill with this phrase, my stomach dropped, my heart hurt. “It happened to her?” I thought, after I saw the very first post. (Which of course just perpetuates the stigma.) This was a strong, intelligent, kickass woman who takes no shit from anyone. (This is … Continue reading me too.
Because by now, I have clearly acheived “expert” status. A few weeks ago, my baby bear turned four. Arguably, making her not a “baby” anymore. I struggled with this. Four seems like a big year. It was her golden birthday (She turned 4 on the 4th … apparently not many people know what a golden … Continue reading 10 things i’ve learned during 4 years of parenting.
I don't often write about being a solo mom. And I hesitated to write this. But I started writing my book today and began with (arguably) two of the most difficult chapters. So, I figured, what the hell – might as well get used to writing about the difficult. So here we are. I did not … Continue reading when doing everything is (apparently) not enough.
Compassion fatigue. It’s a term talked about in the behavioral health world and describes what happens when your emotional tank runs dry. Many professions deal with this: nurses, teachers, advisers, etc. But there is another cohort who can struggle with this too: moms. (Yes, all parents and caregivers can, but Mother’s Day is Sunday and … Continue reading battling “mommy fatigue” – 6 things you need to start doing.
[do what you can, do it with others, and do it with passion. - guy ryder, chair of un-water] today is world water day. i can assure you, being from northern mn, i have always taken clean water for granted. but today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting … Continue reading happy world water day!