Welcome to my Bookshop! Plus: Something delightful in the sky.
Is your social media feed split between masked and un-masked faces? Mine is and I’m fascinated. That’s why I wrote a meditation on loneliness and choice during the pandemic. Read my lyric essay Earthworms & Champagne in the NYU SPS’s Dovetail. It’s my first piece in a literary magazine.
What research has to say about sighing and how you can harness your breath to feel good anytime.
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.