Feeling Off? Don’t Worry. It’s Going Around…

  So…have you noticed that there’s kind of an energetic sh*tstorm going on? If you have, rest assured that it’s going around… It’s easy sometimes to get tunnel vision and give in to the belief that we’re the only ones feeling the way we’re feeling. Especially when we have any of the following symptoms of this unprecedented […]

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 […]

Writing Challenge, Day 9 – in which the clouds part

Well. It finally happened. The idea for my book, that is. I say finally because I have literally been waiting my entire life for this to happen. It’s only nine days into my writing challenge which gives me 356 to get it out of my head and onto the screen. The “finally” happened this morning. […]

A Thank You Note to my (Messy) Single Self

Single Erin was a Hot Mess. If you knew me then, you are probably nodding. Disastrous relationships, lots of flitting about between jobs, friends, geographic locales, nervous breakdowns, a perpetually messy house… Actually, there’s a likelihood that I’ve yet to live down this particular moniker and in light of the fact that there are many more […]

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 […]

Deck the Halls with all your Baggage – Or, how I’m surviving the holidays

Fa la la la la… I love the holidays. My whole family loves the holidays. We have more traditions than we know what to do with and I adore every single one of them. So you can imagine my surprise when December first hit and along with it came attendant anxiety. Bizarre? Yes. But also, […]

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 […]

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 […]