Working through the Mental Muck

Earth knows more about the inner workings of my heart and mind than anyone I have ever encountered. In a way, this simple fact has created great gorges in my friendships, as I am not one to divulge information or troubles to others and thus inadvertently keep people at a distance. I cannot tell you... Continue Reading →

Managing Anxiety, Naturally

Do you ever feel super anxious, even when there seems to be nothing to feel anxious about? I definitely have and in all honesty, I didn't realize how anxious I was until I stopped my nightly wine habit. I mean, I felt anxiety when I was in the car, but it made sense, because I... Continue Reading →

Navigating the Riptide

I've got some jazz playing, a steaming cup of coffee sits next to my keyboard, and the white light reflecting off the snow outside fills this space. Inside, my body feels calm, content, and strangely light, as I type. It's a relief from what I've been experiencing this week after quitting my nightly wine habit.... Continue Reading →

No-mo Wine-o

Have you ever noticed how society tends to glorify things that are bad for us? I mean, you don't see ads for produce or walking in the woods. Why? Because they are good for us and we don't really need to be convinced. But candy bars? Smoking? Drinking? Shopping for therapy? Those things are absolutely... Continue Reading →

Gatekeeping Our Thoughts

The more I think about it, the more I am sure that A Musing Mother is the exact right name for all of this. Ya'll I live in my mind. I seriously do. They say that a woman speaks out loud, an average of 25,000 words per day, but I can guarantee I speak far... Continue Reading →

Healing in Words

I awoke this morning to a message from a friend, an Instagram friend, who lives in Scotland. She's a beautiful soul and a lovely mother to a little boy and a baby girl. I adore her and her sister and her niece, whom I've gotten to know via social media. This morning, her message mentioned... Continue Reading →

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