Its a "snow day" in the ATL today. That means that the temperatures may dip below freezing and the cold rain may solidify into ice or snow. In an an abundance of caution (and probably a fear of a cluster this close to the Super Bowl), the local schools have all decided to implement Online … Continue reading What We Gain From Reading Fiction
On the day after I was left, I looked in the mirror. I saw a woman who had been discarded. Thoughtlessly thrown away like some worn-out or unfashionable sneakers. Good enough to be walked on, but no longer deemed worthy of the necessary closet space. Some days when I looked in the mirror, I saw … Continue reading Changing the Reflection in the Mirror
It can be challenging to determine when something falls on somebody else's shoulders and when it it is ultimately your responsibility to bear. Here are four ways to tell if it's your stuff to own - 1 - A pattern keeps repeating. When I first started casually dating post-divorce, I had guys start to … Continue reading Taking Responsibility: How to Tell When It’s Your Stuff to Own
https://youtu.be/oKvuYClWr7o And for my fellow introverts, here's an open letter to share with the extroverts in your life.
By now, I think we're all pretty aware of toxic people. Those emotional vampires who use, abuse and bully their way through life. We're better able to identify those one-sided relationships that leave us shattered and shelled, picking our splintered pieces off the floor. And we're less tolerant of the mistreatment, less willing to provide … Continue reading Are You Harboring Any of These Toxic Thoughts?