A Year of Better

I’ve told you (repeatedly) that 2017 has been a year of change and transformation for me, but what I haven’t mentioned is that in the moment I didn’t realize it. Obviously, I recognized that things had to change, and I was certainly making efforts to do just that.  I didn’t realize the extent to which that change was happening. All of the revelations I uncovered happened only (or at least mostly) in hindsight. In the moment, I didn’t realize I was becoming better. It occurs to me that perhaps that’s how it always is. Maybe when you’re in the moment, doing the

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Dealing with Holiday Depression

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? Everyone basks in the joy of the season. Everyone feels warm and fuzzy. We’re all a little nicer to one another (except on Black Friday), and it’s generally a happy time. Only for some of us, it simply isn’t. According to Google holiday depression is a legitimate malady, which frankly, is a relief. It’s nice to know that enough people deal with this that it has an official name. not so happy holidays My older brother passed away when I was fourteen, and that’s the first time I remember Christmas being

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Traveling With Children: Whose Idea Was This?

My husband is originally from Savannah, Georgia. His mother still lives there, so we make the trip several times a year. I love my boys. I love their sweet little faces, the way they smell. I love to watch them discover the world. I hate being in a car with them for seven hours. My first born is a smart kid; he’s very inquisitive and wants to know as much as possible about as many things as possible. Truly, it’s a fantastic quality. Only it’s a terrible quality when you are in a tiny box for hours on end and

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Confronting My Flaws

So that’s it, right? I hit rock bottom, decided I needed to change and did. What could be easier? If only! Were such an undertaking so simple, I doubt I’d have ended up here in the first place.   To be sure, there are plenty of my flaws I’ve no problem acknowledging: I’m a know-it-all, I’m stubborn, I can have a bit of a temper. The other flaws, though. Those are a different story.  These are the flaws we all have, the ones we see as potentially fatal. If you are anything like me you have taken great care to suppress these flaws, to

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