My cockapoo Scooby Doo is kind of an asshole. He's barky and anxious and prone to dragging his butt across the carpet (and licking his weiner obsessively but why pile on to the poor guy?) Trust me, I'm well aware of his shortcomings. In fact, we've had him to multiple dog trainers over the 9 years … Continue reading The Sting of Shame
I woke up feeling on top of the world. I snuck out the door in the early morning light to squeak in a glorious hot yoga class while my husband and the kids slept peacefully and saved time afterwards to pop by my favorite spot beside the lake to meditate. I closed my eyes for … Continue reading Keepin’ It Real
When I was in public school, my dad came home one day with a beautiful new piano and my parents decided that my sister and I should learn how to play it. My mom signed us up for lessons at a local convent and our first teacher was a very elderly nun. Her name escapes me … Continue reading Who “Gets” You?
Her name was Lori and she spelled it just like me. She joined my class when I was in fourth grade and right away she was the target of bullying. At a time when most of us were years away from puberty, her young face was already covered with blotchy patches of cystic acne. "Pizza Face" … Continue reading Hug a Bully
*Warning: If you are offended by swearing then this post might not be for you! I think I've mentioned in the past that my 4-year-old has picked up some unfortunate bad language. I'm not 100% sure where it all started but with his 13-year-old brother and his buddies hanging around our house all the time and with a … Continue reading Swearing, Connection & Vulnerability