Gentle Advice for Your Next Sh*tty Day

I had a tough one yesterday. It was the fourth day of a long weekend. My husband is away, my son is teething, I missed the opportunity to get myself and the kids and dog outside in the brief moments of sunshine because it was too much of a hassle to get everyone ready to […]

Counting Blessings Instead of Sheep

“If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep, and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.” – Irving Berlin Last night I was having trouble falling asleep. It could have been because it was a highly busy day. Or maybe due to the fact that I had a second cup […]

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 […]

Why my Kid is a Yoga Kid

    “Mama, will you play yoga with me?” My daughter has grown up with yoga in the house. I came to this practice in a serious way when she was just a baby and it’s been at least one of my jobs to teach yoga ever since she was four. This past Fall, 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, […]

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 […]

Happiest. Chick. Ever.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi Okay. So. Was the tone of my last blog (http://beeatree.blogspot.ca/2013/07/why-i-go-to-therapy-and-you-should-too.html?spref=fb) upbeat and hopeful? That was my intention… Buuut in the spirit of mental health being a somewhat squeamish subject for some of you, I’ve decided to write a […]