“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” — Eleanor Roosevelt It’s been six weeks since I last blogged. Six. Weeks. I’d like to say I spent the last six weeks doing something terribly exciting or productive – like taking a European vacation or building a chicken coop or perhaps an entire barn – but the reality is I didn’t do much at all. I was tired. I slept. A lot. I couldn’t focus. I existed. I stayed afloat. But most importantly, I began to wonder if something might be wrong with me. I’ve been living with generalized anxiety disorderRead More →

Something I’ve been hearing more and more about over the past few years is that people — specifically parents — are asking friends and relatives to refrain from buying things for their children for the holidays or birthdays, but instead they are asking for experiences. This can mean something like passes to the local zoo, museum, or aquarium; dance, karate or gymnastic classes; piano or art lessons; a family pass to the recreation center; tickets to a play, concert or movie: or pretty much anything else you can dream up. The point is to give the children experiences rather than just stuff. I like this ideaRead More →