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Talking To Yourself

I was extremely shy in high school. Sometimes when I was walking by a group of peers that I felt intimidated by, I would kind of whisper to myself, like I was really deep in thought. For some reason, this made me feel like they weren’t speaking to me because they could see I was…

Growth

Growing up, I had this idea that I’d like to get married to a hard worker, go live in the country, where I raised my children, sitting on the front porch snapping beans, giving them sage advice, that they always longed for. Then they’d grow up and have happy families of their own, and my…

Thursday Thought: Just Like Me…

I love the work that Byron Katie does. She has a worksheet you can fill out that she calls Judge Your Neighbour Worksheet. Basically, you write down all of your advice for someone else in a certain situation, and then you turn it around as advice for yourself. You have to be very gentle when…

Fire Alarms

I recently went to my kids’ school’s parent council meeting. I learned that in the next couple of weeks they will be doing fire drills and tornado drills. I felt a little anxiety creep up in my chest. We have a VERY sensitive fire alarm in our house, and have had dozens of false alarms.…