Posts in Motherhood
What You Need to Know About Self-Compassion

The older I get, the more I realize that I don’t know shit about life.

I’m serious.

Think about it: even if you are the most knowledgeable astrophysicist in the world, you only know a small fraction of all there is to know about astrophysics … and you probably know a lot.


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What a 7 Year Old Taught Me About Affirmations (and Life, In General)

My bonus son, James, is an amazing kid.

He is funny, kind, creative, and silly. James loves to draw and ask lots of questions. He also tries to answer those questions and I’m always amazed by his answers. We laugh a lot and he reminds me not to take myself and everything else so seriously (which I have a tendency to do).

When I first met James, we struggled. We were trying to find our flow and get to know each other. We struggled especially when it came to one of my favorite things in the entire world: food.

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What New Story Are You Creating For Yourself?

Today Lyric turns one year old.

Where has the time gone? Where is my little 6 lbs, 2 oz baby? My pregnancy was difficult and I ended up having a c-section after her heart rate dropped drastically two times during labor and delivery. My incision didn’t heal properly and post partum blues hit me hard. I lost hair and got Mommy’s thumb and I did not feel like a good mom at all. It has taken pretty much this entire year to feel somewhat normal in my body and my daily routine.

Yet here we are -- thriving and blooming in love, joy, and harmony.

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It Doesn't Matter How Your Story Begins

I finally got to see A Wrinkle in Time and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

In fact, there were several parts that I found myself tearing up. I could identify greatly with Meg, the protagonist, and how she didn’t think that much of herself. I think we have all been there.

At one point during the movie, Mrs. Which, played by the great Oprah Winfrey, says to Meg, “Do you realize how many events, choices, that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading up to the making of you? Just exactly the way you are.”

All. The Feels.

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What Does Giving Yourself Your Best Chance Look Like?

Believe it or not, I put off writing the answer to this IWW for a week because I dreaded having to face the answer.

I know exactly where I am not giving myself my best chance and saying it out loud would make me accountable to all of you. I found myself saying, “Can’t I just write something else, anything other than this?”

Nope.

So here I go.

Giving myself my best chance would look like me doing what I say I’m going to do. I’m specifically thinking about the social media calendar I’ve created for 2018.

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What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be?

Sheesh, this is a hard one, even for me (since I’m prone to think about things like this all the time).

How does one (especially a loquacious one) distill an entire lifetime of lessons into a concise thought? I had to look up the definition of legacy to really wrap my head around this question

Legacy: something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past

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Mama Terry, Thank You

To be honest, this spiel started out as a “how to” post entitled “How to Cultivate Faith, Patience, and Courage.”

The main idea was that in order to cultivate these virtues, you must be placed in situations where they can develop. That’s really the only way. I started to tell the story of how I studied abroad in college and how my Type A tendencies were challenged by the new culture I found myself in. However, while reliving those moments, my mind wandered down a different rabbit hole.

This is what came next --

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