The Write Way

I have been told a few times: “You really put yourself out there in your writing.” And I’ve been ruminating on that the last few days because what do I write about that gives off that impression? I mean you will never find me talking about specific issues or successes I face in my marriage…

A Real Love Letter: Warrior Edition

Dear Warrior who has seen the online fallout from the Megan and Harry interview, I know right now the world is giving the impression that you are responsible for the way your brain responds to mental illness but I want you to know that even if it is your choices that led you to this…

Wearing A Mask Won’t Kill You, But Not Wearing One Could

Yea I’m gonna rant now because I’ve hit my limit of listening to the great mask debates and as a healthcare provider I’m going to weigh in. This is why it matters: hospitals are running out of beds. God forbid you or someone you love become ill during the time when hospitals don’t have room…

Embracing Rest Over Rush

On Saturdays and Sundays my social media feeds are full of all the events families are busy doing and seemingly having the time of their lives. We,however, are the family that purposefully keeps our weekends quiet and free and that doesn’t mean free so we can make plans to run ourselves ragged that means free…

The Mind Game Has Changed

Let me start by saying that I am blessed to be safe in my home space during this pandemic.  However, I find myself scrolling through social media as a default coping mechanism looking for distraction.  That may or may not be a good idea because we all know how social media can have a negative impact…

Keeping the Budget-ish in a Pandemic

Prior to our current circumstances, my husband and I were rocking and rolling Dave Ramsey’s financial freedom budgeting system.  Small backstory: We spent a lot of time in our twenties getting ourselves into debt.  You know from student loans because we were supposed to go to college, to swiping credit cards because the economy tanked…

Disordered Eating Is Deeply Rooted In Mental Health, and It’s Time We Talk About It

Please welcome Patrilie to the blog. She was kind enough to share her experiences and expertise on an incredibly important (and what I find to be vulnerable) topic. This post is the second of a two-part series on eating disorders and mental health. To read Part One, titled Food is Hard, click here. You can…