Mondays are hard. I really enjoy my job but no matter what, when the alarm goes off on Monday morning, my first thought is to pull the covers over my head and ignore the beeping noise pulsating through the room. It doesn’t help that this time of year it is pitch black and cold outside.…… Continue reading Act 10 – Make it easier
We’ve long been told that to give is better than to receive. Most children seem to understand this – they willingly hold out whatever is in their hand (toys, half eaten food, etc) for you to have. As we age however, at least for me, I’ve had to remind myself of this rule. I find…… Continue reading Act 9 – Giving is better than getting
With all the division that seems to have taken hold of our country during and since the election, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we interact with and relate to one another. Do we engage openly and honestly or do we avert our eyes, keep our heads down and pretend we don’t see and…… Continue reading Act 8 – Engage
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we went back to St. Louis to visit my family. I can’t lie and say that I didn’t have any apprehension around the potential dinner conversation during the holiday. As a family, we do occasionally discuss politics and we have differing opinions. True to my nature, I read articles on what to…… Continue reading Act 7 – Unconditional Love
Each month I have the privilege of surrounding myself by brilliant women and discussing how we can do more for our community. I am a member of my city’s Women’s Commission (if you are thinking about becoming more invested in your community, I would highly suggest joining a board or commission). The women on the…… Continue reading Act 6 -Find Community
Save for a few clips from the most recent Saturday Night Live episode, I’ve been keeping my head buried deeply in the sand lately. NPR has been replaced by music, I haven’t watched any of the news stations, and the latest publication of The Economist sits unopened on the kitchen table. I understand that this is…… Continue reading Act 5 – Care. No matter what.
This week seems to have brought forward everyone’s vices. And let me be clear I don’t mean coping strategies like meditating or going for long walks. I mean vices – binge eating chocolate, drinking too many glasses of wine, smoking cigarettes, smoking pot (legally, of course), carb loading, etc. We all have our means of…… Continue reading Act 4 – Be kind to yourself