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 12 – let’s talk about shame, baby

Ever have a shame day?  Perhaps it’s spawned by nothing at all. Or arises after seeing someone you’ve wronged, who completely hates you for good reason. Or after thinking about someone who’s wronged you in a humiliating (public?) way. Maybe it’s not even in the distant past. Maybe you screwed something up at work yesterday. […]

Writing Challenge, Day 6 – anxiety shmansmiety

  Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days – Kris Carr My seven year old daughter is a highly sensitive kid who struggles occasionally with anxiety. It was a hard thing for me to realize. It pains me a bit to even say it. Not because it bothers me that […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]