I Hereby Grant Myself Permission to Be Shitty

Six weeks ago, I started seeing an amazing new doctor who finally diagnosed this mystery illness that has made me so sick the last two years. He has begun weekly IV treatment along with a host of other alternative therapies that are finally starting to give me my life back after two years of countless … Continue reading I Hereby Grant Myself Permission to Be Shitty

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The Smackdowns & Getting-Back-Up-Agains: Ronda Rousey & Me

Some days everything just feels so hard. When the sleep deprivation and the toddler tantrums and the chronic illness and anxiety and all of it pile up on me all at once. Every day I get up a fighter, ready to put on my best face and go another round. And so many more days … Continue reading The Smackdowns & Getting-Back-Up-Agains: Ronda Rousey & Me

How 10 Minutes of Heaven a Day Saved Our Marriage & Our Lives

I'm currently reading Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and I'm pleasantly surprised to find that many of my "depression lessons" from my fight through postpartum depression and life, are succinctly mirrored to her monthly bids at happiness projects. While she wished she had more of a platform of hard life experiences to draw on in … Continue reading How 10 Minutes of Heaven a Day Saved Our Marriage & Our Lives