The Frankenstein Walk of Feeling Behind: But I’m Still Here
This walk also still includes the ugly steps of figuring out what to do with the sense of feeling left behind.
My Child-full Christmas: Making My Own Christmas Magic
For now I’m still not quite ready to miss out on being a part of the childlike wonder of the magic of Christmas.
The Last Never To Be First Birthday: My Ongoing, Thriving Acceptance
The journey of IVF is a constant waiting game when you are in the throes of it; waiting for the right day in the cycle to begin birth control, the 10 or 30 days of medications and injections, the date
Making Room for the Light
No emotion is uncomplicated for a therapist. This brief, but very strong, bitter angry emotion momentarily knocks me down. And as I continue to do the work to redefine myself, I’m learning to rebound more quickly. I’m also understanding more
Never a Consolation Prize: My First Piano Recital
Every family looks different. Sadly, my family will never include my own children, only my three furry ones. But my family also includes my friends and their children. I will forever be grateful for this role, and I will always
Embracing It to Truly Let It Go
A client texted me to insist I go see the movie Frozen. She said it is about everything I always talk about in our sessions: accepting ourselves and being vulnerable. She also added that the music was amazing and Olaf the
You Just Have to Decide…
You just have to decide; choose to change; choose your ever upward.
No Seriously, Dance Like No One’s Watching: Practice Happy to Be Happy
I chose change. I chose the work of change to get back to the real me; the me, I honestly, hardly even remember ever existing.
Self Validation: Finding the Balance Between Proving It and Owning It
Self validation and owning it has to be a daily practice, whether or not we must practice to own our depression, to own our weaknesses, to own our vulnerabilities, to own our anxieties, to own our struggles
Our Home. Our Traditions. Our Family.
This will be our first holiday season in our new home. It will also be our first holiday season almost completely off the IVF roller coaster.