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 [...]

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

It’s 1:56 a.m today, and I am sitting in my bathroom. I am experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and arm, but even worse than that, I feel horrible about an episode with my 5 year old last night. I have chosen to alternate between baths and showers for my kids. It [...]

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 [...]

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Most days I am up by 5a.m, feeling like I am defying the laws of nature and wellness by rising so early in the morning. I prepare lunches that may or may not be consumed, by little people who do not give a damn that it took me about 45 minutes to carefully pack balanced [...]

A Snowy January Day

A Snowy January Day

Today turned out beautifully. I woke up with the plan to simply do some organizing. The universe heard my plea and granted me a visit from mom who helped me a bit. Even though all I wanted to was sleep, I allowed my daughter to convince me to go out to play in the snow—although [...]

The Power of Yes: 4 Reasons to Say Yes More than No

The Power of Yes: 4 Reasons to Say Yes More than No

A few days ago, I was talking to a coworker. She is an older woman who I have gotten to know. She has committed over 40 years to the company and has raised a beautiful daughter who is in the tech industry. With her daughter’s success comes the opportunity to travel around the world. Since [...]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. I know that the holidays are a time for family, sharing and giving. A time to reflect on what has passed in anticipation of what is to come. I want us to remember those who are not in a place to celebrate in a way that evokes all [...]

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 [...]