The Overdone Escape

Have you heard a coworker say, or maybe you are saying it yourself, “I need a bottle of wine”. Where the normal “glass of wine” used to preside, the whole bottle has become the lingo. Or maybe someone wants to “numb out” and binge watch their favorite show all day. Maybe it’s a routine stopContinue reading “The Overdone Escape”

Isn’t It Over Yet?

Day 251 – Shouldn’t the pandemic be over yet? I forgot to write. It hasn’t been because I have gone without anxiety during the past few months of this pandemic. I wish this had been the case, but no. Instead, I have been busy moving forward despite my anxiety in hopes this pandemic would justContinue reading “Isn’t It Over Yet?”

When Bravery Looks like Anxiety

Day 142- In the past few weeks I have been more brave than I have been in a long time. My heart races, my palms get sweaty and my investment is palpable. I have spoken up, written my opinion and processed heavy, hearted issues which I have decided matter to me. This has produced aContinue reading “When Bravery Looks like Anxiety”

Conversation about Race: a Different Kind of Anxiety

Day 133- Last year in my work environment I heard that I was often called “the white girl” behind my back. The reactions, “Really”, “Ouch,” and “Seriously?” all went through my mind. It also made me think.  I grew up in a predominately white world. The northwest is not know to have many African AmericansContinue reading “Conversation about Race: a Different Kind of Anxiety”

Eating More while Stuck at Home?

Day 81— We are getting real today! Let’s talk about eating and being at home.  I know I can be an emotional eater and I know I have food at home for the quarantine period of this season. I also know when my children leave snacks uneaten, I don’t want to waste them. It wouldContinue reading “Eating More while Stuck at Home?”

Time…It’s My Choice

Day 23 – I was on my way to a massage appointment this afternoon when I was stuck behind a slow moving truck. Talk about irritating. I wanted to be on-time for my appointment. No matter how keen I am on illuminating hurry from my life, this was not the moment to work on it.Continue reading “Time…It’s My Choice”