A reflection on the value of living in an urban area — in spite of everything.
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.”
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.
How I learned to live with pain and possibility.
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.
If I were you, I would be as you are now. Those words came to me at some point during my childhood. I wish I could tell you an exciting story about how they came to me, but I don’t have one. I just thought those words. Then I thought them again. And again. IfContinue reading “If I Were You”