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Holiday Mantras

Holiday Mantras

Hey there mental health miracles. As we marinate in the stew of the holiday season, I’d like to share two words that are serving as mantras for me this year: permission and choice. Recently I was sitting in a circle of women discussing Thanksgiving and someone...
A Fork in the Road

A Fork in the Road

Yesterday afternoon, my 7-year-old middle child was diagnosed with ADHD. This diagnosis didn’t come as a shock; their father has it, their grandfather has it, their older sister has it. Honestly, I’m starting to feel like the neurotypical odd-duck in a family stew of...
Holy Heartache

Holy Heartache

I was thinking about God Like, maybe She’s a painter–Imagine Her touching the brush To the tip of Her tongue, dragging it through blackberry morning Daubing globs of purple-black onto the edge of the sky Delighting in whimsy, chuckling that when we see sparkles...
The Body is a Separate Thing

The Body is a Separate Thing

I suffered from an eating disorder for 15 years and while I got physically well at 28, it’s taken me almost 12 years to feel truly at home inside myself. What follows is a reflection on the “then” and “now” of the journey. Spoiler alert: The “now” is so. much. better....
Fighting Fairly

Fighting Fairly

As a couples therapist, I often hear variations of the following statements from the clients who come to my office: “We always fight about the same things.” “We have a problem with communication.” “I don’t feel like he/she/they understand where I’m coming from.”...