Be easy. We sang these words during my monthly group sing last weekend. And it struck me how used I am to making myself uncomfortable in order to make others more comfortable. And how much I want to challenge that pattern and claim my own ease as having value, too. As a woman and mother, I think this can be a radical practice.
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Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her helpful, science-backed journalism and essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com. View more posts