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What We Can Learn About Resilience From My 11-Year-Old

I could see the resilience and determination in my son’s eyes each time the ball was thrown at him. He stood over the plate, grasping the bat, and willing the ball to connect with it. He wanted it so bad. But each time he missed, I could feel the disconnect between what he wanted to happen and what he knew how to do. I could feel his frustration, his sadness,…Read More

How to Cope with Mom (and Dad) Guilt

My kids once waited alone at school for an hour because I wasn’t there to get them. Talk about mom guilt. This was years ago, but my stomach still feels sick when I share that. I share that whole store here, (plus a podcast episode on it here) but I was out of town on a work trip, my flights got changed, and I didn’t relay that information to everyone.…Read More

Going Beyond Gratitude

Thanksgiving is next week! It’s the time of year when we all think about what we are thankful for. This year hasn’t been like any other. And in a lot of ways, I think that means feeling gratitude now is more important than ever. Through a lot of lows there have been some wonderful highs, and I think it can be helpful to recall both when giving thanks this holiday…Read More

You Get to Decide the Boundaries in Your Life

I’m going to open up and talk to you guys about something I usually keep private: my dating relationship. This is something I’ve historically been kind of quiet about here on my blog, and on social. And even still… every time I hit “post” on a photo of Nate and I, I feel a little flutter of anxiety sharing that part of my life. This is usually a (healthy) boundary…Read More

How to Heal if You Have a Narcissist In Your Life — Part 2

The men in my life who have been narcissists were not only hard for me to recognize, they were sort of hard for me to get rid of. I am usually good about putting up a wall with people who have hurt me, but I also have a heart, and narcissists are very good at pulling at your heartstrings when they want to stay in your life. Especially when a…Read More