A reflection on the value of living in an urban area — in spite of everything.
When I was asked to share distance learning tips with Her Agenda, I was nervous. I’ve never had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. What advice did I have to share? Then I remembered: no one has had a child start kindergarten in distance learning during a global pandemic before. We are all just figuring this out as we go. Here’s what I’m figuring.
In my first essay where I introduce Owen as the autistic person he is, I write about how I used to worry about Owen’s success in school this fall, but everything that’s happened in 2020 has given me a new perspective. I now can see that success isn’t the goal, growth is. I hope you’ll read my latest for Scary Mommy, “I Was Already Worried About My Autistic Son Starting Kindergarten — Then 2020 Happened.”
I had the absolute honor to join author, story mentor, and certified master coach Amy Hallberg on her podcast, Courageous Wordsmith for Episode 38 Perfectly Imperfectly Paradigm Shifts. I love Courageous Wordsmith Podcast because Amy is an expert at having honest conversations that come from the heart, and she approaches whatever subject she encounters with wisdom and bravery. That’s why I was delighted when I opened my email this August to see an invitation from Amy to join her in conversation.
A reflection on acceptance, adaptation, and persistence during the Covid-19 pandemic, social justice uprisings, and infertility
How the mindfulness practice of RAIN can protect your mental health during the coronavirus crisis.
You are reducing suffering in the world, even as you are called to bear more of it.
For plants to live, roots must detect and then respond to what is happening to them. I think our hearts are a little like that.
For years I was desperate to escape anxiety. Then I discovered a better way to be free.
What infertility taught me about a life well-lived.