"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller Greetings Friends and Happy Halloween! As a child I loved and loathed Halloween. I loved dressing up, the harvest festival at school and running around the neighborhood with my friends getting candy. On the other hand, I was terrified of scary movies and … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Go Scare Yourself
It's a Thursday night and the DSM-5 that I've been avoiding since Monday catches my eye from the hutch. I nonchalantly tell josh "we need to get this filled out for Caiden's upcoming I.E.P. so we can get it back to the school". And then I do something I haven't done since I pulled it … Continue reading Autism, Life, and “I love you, Mama”
As a recovering perfectionist I almost didn't do Motivational Monday, I've had limited time today and I was unhappy with what content I had come up with. In fact I was feeling pretty glum until I read this quote on instagram from Elizabeth Gilbert: "Perfectionism stops people from completing their work, yes - but even … Continue reading M.M.: Just Start.
I love the saying when one door closes another one opens. A few years ago, my depression became so bad that the thought of going back to work was paralyzing, I felt useless, and at the time, I thought it may just be the worst thing to ever happen to me. I had worked hard … Continue reading Closing Doors
Authenticy and honesty are not always traits we use when facing the world outside our doors. Yet, recently, I find myself becoming more interested in showing up authentically and what that means for my life and others. In a world where a lot of pressure is put on how you look and what you … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Showing Up As Yourself
What do you love, truly, deeply love? What inspires you? What speaks to your soul, that is-ness that is you? I spent the past week asking myself these 3 questions. I discovered that a lot of the things that still call to me (truly call to me) are the same things I was drawn to as … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Risk Curiosity & Follow Your Bliss
For the first two weeks of kindergarten I'd walk him to the cafeteria then quickly drive around to the playground to park at the curb so I could watch him. There he was, in his own little world as a blacktop full of kids played all around him. He was either unaware or totally uninterested … Continue reading Autism…Love has to be Enough