This is a story that doesn’t need to happen

This is a story that doesn’t need to happen

I was lucky to be included in a Thrive Global post a few weeks ago, 11 Easy Ways to Instantly Relax When You Start to Feel Stress. I was lucky to be included, but I’m even more lucky that I read one of the ways to relax offered by one of the other contributors....
How can I soothe myself right now?

How can I soothe myself right now?

I don’t know if it’s the time of year – I do have 28 people at my house tomorrow – or if it’s got nothing to do with anything. I have been feeling tense. That old anxious feeling, for no particular reason (again, unless it’s the 28 people coming to my house). I feel...
What do I need right now?

What do I need right now?

It’s a worthwhile question to ask myself, over and over. What do I need right now? It may be a cup of tea. It may be a run. It may be a hug. It may be to write. It may be a myriad of things, but if I don’t stop and check in with myself, I won’t know what it is. If I...
Is this thought satisfying?

Is this thought satisfying?

I have learned – at least for me – that my brain is a muscle I can train and develop. I have learned that I can – if I try – pick up my thoughts and put them somewhere better. I have learned – and I try and remember – that I might not have control in this moment about...
Be Happy

Be Happy

Maybe I should start this post with “Don’t worry.” Maybe “Be happy” is enough. It’s just over two weeks until to the moon and back is out. My older kid reminded me last week that I was only going to experience this once in my lifetime – the publication of my first...