I’d Like an Order of Control with a Side of Over-responsibility

This one goes out to my fellow control fanatics (hey, don't call us freaks!). Sometimes, not having control in a situation makes me a little looney. I finally unraveled why. Here's a perfect example: Ten years ago I was invited to Thanksgiving dinner by a member of my extended family. We drank wine. We laughed. … Continue reading I’d Like an Order of Control with a Side of Over-responsibility

I’m a Warrior, Not a Worrier

For years I've been trying to shake a seemingly innate ability to worry about just about anything and everything. Like it's my job. Like I would be irresponsible if I weren't worrying. Like somehow my incessant worrying would tip the balance in order to allow for the positive outcome. Because I wanted it so much and … Continue reading I’m a Warrior, Not a Worrier

The Four Agreements…for Parenting!

Recently I was re-introduced (twice) to the simple but powerful book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Putting on my parenting hat, I am very sure that I must get these agreements tattooed to my forearms so they are always in close range. Go ahead, test out their relevance in everyday parenting situations. I bet … Continue reading The Four Agreements…for Parenting!

Let’s Talk About Not Talking

Had a dream last week about something that's currently going on in my personal life. I won't bore you with nonsensical details, but in the dream I was told NOT TO TALK ABOUT the situation for three weeks. Just let it rest...let it cool off for a while. Very specifically, for three weeks. Hugely challenging since … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Not Talking