3 Reasons I Let My Boys Paint Their Toenails

When my car-loving, rough and tumble boys decided they wanted red and blue toenails for Fourth of July, and their friend decided to follow suit, “yes” was my knee-jerk response. What I didn’t anticipate was how an innocent activity would turn into family tension for all three boys. READ MORE

How to Feel Better

Feeling my feelings—meaning feel fear better, feel grief better, and feel anger better—is my largest task at hand. A hike on my trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway taught me to open to the feels, no matter how small. READ MORE

Mirror Work: A Shortcut to Self Love?

It’s been almost two years since a therapist recommended that I try mirror work, two months since I found Louise Hay’s Mirror Work on Mom’s bookshelf, and a month since I started using the book as a coaster for my evening glass of red wine. READ MORE