#LoveWins Sometimes

#LoveWins, Sometimes

My Facebook feed is brimming over with wonderful news: Friends are getting married, having babies, going on vacations, following their dreams and, for the most part, celebrating the recent SCOTUS ruling that has resulted in a jubilant rainbow-colored feed. This is why I’ve hesitated to share my own life-changing news. Seventeen years have passed since I met … Continue reading

How to Free Fall with Grace

If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that it’s been nearly dormant since December. The last post I wrote chronicled my mom’s holiday heart attack and emergency triple bypass. Since then, the speed at which the universe has thrown things in my direction has hardly slowed, and now, voila, May has arrived, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Meaningful Conversation

For my first post of 2015, I’d like to start off by returning to my Happiness Series–this time, the focus is on engaging in meaningful conversation. I hadn’t had an opportunity to have any in-depth conversations for quite a while until the holidays rolled around, and then suddenly it seemed like that’s the only type … Continue reading

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Mom Confession: I’m a Yeller

As I repeatedly asked my two-year-old to walk back towards me while we were outside, he gleefully ran farther away… and my blood boiled. Taking a deep breath and keeping my voice level and calm didn’t seem to have any effect. Before I knew what happened, a loud, angry voice exploded out–making my son pause … Continue reading

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Finding Joy by Losing Track of Time

Talk about a long-term project. I’ve been working through 21 steps to happiness for over a year now, and I’m only on Step 8! But this step’s a good one: Losing Track of Time. It’s not as easy you think; it comes with three caveats: you must do something voluntarily (so zoning out at the … Continue reading

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