Writing Challenge, Day 5 – a case of the Mondays

  I used to get The Mondays hella bad when I worked in office buildings of all shapes and sizes. Back then it manifested as that sinking feeling that started in my stomach on a Sunday night that meant it was back to the grind the next morning. These days, the idea of Monday takes […]

Writing Challenge, Day 4 – but I wrote twice yesterday (and other excuses)

It’s Day four, it’s Saturday, it’s already the 82nd of January. My daughter is home from a week at her dad’s. She’s having a play date with her pal. Excuses, excuses. They’re bound to crop up, with varying degrees of effectiveness, all of them containing a grain of truth about what I should be doing […]

How to Throw the Perfect Party for One

  Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller December 29th, 2013   The last of the family left yesterday after a raucous, amazing, fun-filled […]

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, […]

Guest Blog – Playing It Safe

  I’ve been procrastinating and for some reason I just can’t stop. In every area of my life I have been procrastinating like it’s nobody’s business. I have written and re-written this blog entry so many times that my hair is starting to look like the main attraction for a horror film. My friend, E, […]

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 […]