15 Ways Fear Hides in Plain Sight

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It's one of the few times my mom ever screamed at me. Because of that, the memory is seared into my mind. I was six years old and ecstatic to visit the "Happiest Place on Earth" for the first time. We were standing at one of the monorail stations, waiting to board the next high-speed … Continue reading 15 Ways Fear Hides in Plain Sight

You Are Not How You Feel: 8 Ways to Create Space With Your Emotions

It's been a tumultuous week in this country. Emotions are running high and are leaking out like steam under pressure, burning those caught in its path. Anger, fear and doubt are butting heads with celebration, optimism and certainty. The yoga class I attended this morning ended with a lovely meditation on loving detachment. We so easily … Continue reading You Are Not How You Feel: 8 Ways to Create Space With Your Emotions

Anger Isn’t the Only Emotion to be Managed: 9 Ways to Tame Your Feelings

When I was a kid, I used to have tantrums. And not just any tantrums. The on the ground, store-clearing, face-purpling variety. And I had them a bit longer than was considered to be developmentally appropriate. Sorry, mom and dad. I can still remember the feeling. It was like a bucket of fizzy emotion had … Continue reading Anger Isn’t the Only Emotion to be Managed: 9 Ways to Tame Your Feelings

Emotionally Hungover? How to Get Through the Day

I had an emotional hangover today. Much like the more familiar hangover, it's caused by excess. Only in this case, the hangover is brought about by too much of the feels than by too much of the booze. But it sucks just about as much. An emotional hangover is characterized partially by physical symptoms. The … Continue reading Emotionally Hungover? How to Get Through the Day

Gotta Have Faith

This house crush is proving to be an emotional affair. We saw the house this morning. There were no fatal flaws. Just great big spaces and bigger questions. We were not ready to fall in love. The money isn't yet fully saved. The current lease is not final. Yet the house is ready. We spent … Continue reading Gotta Have Faith