We spend so much time analyzing things. Some of us are up all night running the entire day through our head; from the tiniest responses to strangers, to a choice we made years ago. And when we find someone who seems to understand us, whose opinion doesn’t keep us up at night, that’s who we … Continue reading Seeking: Someone Who ‘Gets’ Us
Spirituality is a word that I have ebbed and flowed with for most of my life. Understandably, since religious people use it to define their powerful theistic beliefs, while many atheist or agnostic minds tend to use the word to abandon religious structure altogether. For the intent of this space, I will regard spirituality as … Continue reading Merging the Clinical and Spiritual
“He loves you so much, he’s just really busy/unavailable/caught up with work/broke.” Really, the list goes on with reasons why my father wasn’t around. What I didn’t realize as a child is that this theme is very common, and even more epiphanic is that it truly had nothing to do with me. The U.S. census … Continue reading The Excuses We Make
Road tripping with little kids is like spending a week in Tahiti, but it’s raining the whole time. It’s still very exciting and beautiful, and you don’t necessarily want to go home, but planning is key and let’s be honest, it’s at least a little more fun with clear skies. But what the hey, we’re … Continue reading Roadtrips With Kids: Tips You Haven’t Heard
It is the year 2020 and the entire world is alone. Some people are embracing the solace, self identifying as introverts, or introverted extroverts, or announcing to their thoughtfully procured group of 500 or so friend’s list that they in fact hate everyone. Except you, of course. Perhaps they too are struggling. Maybe they find … Continue reading When The World Is Lonely, Who Are You?
I know that the time is approaching when you’re going to be on your own. Your head is swarming with insecurities and excitement and fear and confidence. I push you to test your boundaries and to challenge your strengths. To know how to do your absolute best, and to work to make that even better. You know that I want you to go to college, or to master a trade, and to find your place in this world. But mostly, I want you to pave your own way, and to enjoy the exciting and chaotic road to get there. So I wrote out what I want for you, specifically. So that there’s no confusion.
Continue reading “A letter to my teenagers”