How to Kick your Drama Addiction

Once Upon a Time… I’ve told a story before on this blog, but I feel it’s worth repeating. It’s a story of a conversation I had with my therapist a few years ago. I’d been in therapy before, but this time, I was determined to really get over my hang-ups (ha!). I’d just broken up with […]

The Ego Monster

We cannot really make a definition for what the ego is, but we can say what it is not. […] The ego’s opposite in every way,–in origin, effect and consequence–we call a miracle. Ego is often on my mind. I think that as a society, we’re kind of addicted to our egos and our tension. I […]

The Forgiveness Warrior – Anger is my Teacher too

    A few days ago, something happened to trigger me in a huge way. Someone spoke to me in a way that was completely rude and unnecessary, and it happened to be with respect to a topic that I already feel pretty touchy on (ie. my kid). I’d love to tell you that I took some […]

5ish Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 4 and 3/4

So. This just happened. Actually, it happened about two hours ago. I had a coffee. For me, the 5 Day Sugar Smackdown ended at four days and thirteen and a half hours. Allow me to preface. My alarm (husband) forgot to wake me up this morning and as such, I was about three minutes early […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 3 (Confessional)

Confession 1: I accidentally ate sugar last night. I swear it was an accident. I was putting dried cranberries in my daughter’s lunch and I ate a handful (or two) before seeing the dreaded word “sweetened” on the bag. I said, “You’ve got to be fisting me” to the bag, thew it aside and forgave […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown- Day 2

  I don’t mean to brag, but I’m fairly neurotic. I would lose my Neurotics Anonymous token if I didn’t treat this 5 Day Sugar Smackdown as a psychological experiment on myself. Some observations about today – my coffee craving wasn’t as bad this morning. I think it has a great deal more to do […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 1

Sugar is sweet and so are you Sugar is sweet. Question on my mind is…am I sweet enough without it to give it up?? About two weeks ago, my friend, C asked me if I wanted to join her in the 5 Day Sugar Smackdown. Obviously, I agreed. I’m often up for this type of thing. Short-term […]

Why I go to Therapy (and you should too)

-Emma Forrest Your Voice in my Head (which is, incidentally, a brilliant memoir about therapy) I’ve been at least moderately messed up for a good chunk of my adult life. More disastrous than some, less of a train wreck than others. Sometimes just an endearing little f*ck-up. Sometimes an outwardly together, closeted basket-case. Sometimes in full-on breakdown […]