A Love Letter to my Tribe

A Love Letter to my Tribe

The last two months have been quite a transition for me. Although I can’t speak about it yet, I am so grateful to have my tribe. I am so appreciative of the women in my life, because they are part of my friend ecosystem. Their diversity of perspectives and interactions makes them exactly what I [...]

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

This homeschooling thing is quite the challenge and this morning was evidence that my munchkins are over it. We had a zoom meeting with their classmates and teachers and no one wanted to participate. They went in the bedroom and closed the door, showing their level of disinterest and frustration. At that point, I just [...]

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

First, I felt a headache and then came the fever. It felt like a normal, “I’m not feeling very well sort of situation,” but a few hours later, after some rest overnight, I was in the worst pain of my life. My body ached like I had gotten into a knock down drag out fight [...]

Fear is Real and So is Inaction

Fear is Real and So is Inaction

Over a week ago, I was having a conversation with a coworker about fear. His perspective was that fear is all an illusion, accompanied by an oversimplified explanation for his belief. I countered with fear is an emotion and can be rational or irrational. He stood his ground, and so did I. I found myself [...]

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Late last year, I had the pleasure of sitting through a company mandated class on effective communication. When the class began, I expected it to be similar to much of the work studied in my industrial/organizational psychology classes that emphasized effective communication being a two way street. Boy was I wrong. The speaker was actually [...]

Do I suck at making new friends?

Do I suck at making new friends?

Lately I have found myself stewing in a pot of questions. The one that stands out the most is, “Do I suck at making new friends?” I fall in the middle ground when it comes to making new friends. I know I am introverted—not shy—and connecting with people comes easily to me, because I have [...]

Have a Good Close to the Weekend

Have a Good Close to the Weekend

I’ve been terrible lately. I am preparing for exams and have been very busy with my girls. Feeling overwhelmed can quickly lead to not doing or sometimes contributing to important things that include maintaining my blog. With that said, I hope you are enjoying some alone time and/or family filled weekends; whichever one you need [...]

5 Important Steps for Managing Fibromyalgia

5 Important Steps for Managing Fibromyalgia

I don’t remember the day that I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but I was about twenty-six years old. It took one concerned doctor and a series of tests to rule out other conditions. He finally diagnosed me, instead of telling me it was all in my head. I had been seeing doctors since I was [...]

Living Well as a Modern Woman: From Failure to Success

Living Well as a Modern Woman: From Failure to Success

Yesterday marked a major milestone. I had my last therapy session yesterday morning and I am a bit sad that the stranger who played a significant role in my life for a few months is now gone. She listened to me, and made me feel that my voice was being heard. And now it’s gone. [...]