Since I was a teenager, I’ve had a difficult relationship with the holidays. Some years, like the first Christmas I spent with my husband, felt fun and magical. But more years than not, the pressures of December feel overwhelming and paralyzing. I’ve tried, without much luck, to figure ... Read More about Winter Solstice, Holiday Blues and a Wish
It’s that time of year again. I love a lot of people who deal with depression. Myself included. And it’s that time of year, when the sun goes lazy and the darkness drops in. When the expectations of the season, glittery and unattainable, don’t quite meet our sagging energy levels. We go ... Read More about Darkness, Holiday Blues, and What it’s About
"Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, help me, help me,’ and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’"– Anne Lamott Thanksgiving is always one of the most evocative holidays for me. Each year, the memories rise and crest in my mind: The Thanksgiving with my grandparents when my ... Read More about Please and Thank You
Your little brother just died. Or your older sister. You feel cracked and lost. You watch the world around you continue to spin, while your life stands still as a statue. I read your emails, made of words that could’ve been mine, and I pause to imagine you, a new member of the same ... Read More about A Letter to Those Who Have Lost
We do it twice a year, and each time, I feel the same way... Click here to check out my thoughts on Mommyish! ... Read More about How do I Really Feel about Daylight Saving Time?