Dear Friends, Have you ever noticed that the photos we share of ourselves are always of us at our best? It always struck me as a sort of falseness, of protecting others from the reality of our bad days. Who are we trying to impress? What are we trying to prove? We gloss over … Continue reading The Unveiling of the Invisible
Dear Friends, As I mentioned in my last post, when I was discharged from the hospital, I did not walk out with a firm diagnosis. (Actually, I did not walk out at all, thanks to an enjoyable ride in a wheel chair.) I did, however, go home with a firm plan for recovery. This included … Continue reading The Medical Limbo: How Low Can You Go?
Dear Friends, Lately, I have pictured myself living in an old farmhouse with a huge yard and an assortment of animals. The idea is not a new one, and pops up from time to time. There is something quintessentially American about farm life and it paints an appealing picture for a city girl like me. … Continue reading Logic, Desire, and Mental Health
Guest Post by Susie Dear Friends, Today’s entry is a guest post! I think our guest writer is brilliant, so I present her thoughts in their entirety and without embellishment. Please show our young guest writer some appreciation by liking this post and commenting below. I will forward any correspondence to our guest writer and … Continue reading Believe in Yourself
Dear Friends, Our lives revolve at a hectic pace, especially here in the city. I am not immune to the pressures of the ominously long “to-do” list. My desk has piles of textbooks to study, papers for review, and furiously scribbled recipe notes. I have three kids under 10, a dog, a cat, and two … Continue reading The Beauty of Slow
Dear Friends, I do not know about you, but I hate clutter! It seems that even a small, neatly organized pile ultimately attracts random household objects until you have a mess extending half-way across your kitchen counter. I attribute some of this explosion of ‘stuff’ to my three delightful children. Although, if I am being … Continue reading You vs. Stuff