Writing

Do You Really Suck or is it Imposter Syndrome?

Do You Really Suck or is it Imposter Syndrome?

My stomach lurched, my head felt light. I wanted to run into my bedroom and bury myself under the covers. No, I didn’t have a weird covid variant. I was about to present work to our CEO. Imposter Syndrome rushed through my body. “You don’t belong here,” my brain told...

Five Reasons to Get to the Mountains NOW

Five Reasons to Get to the Mountains NOW

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir As soon as we approached Auburn on the I80 and saw the Sierra mountains in the distance, something happened.The stress that had been gripping my...

Please do this one thing for me …

Please do this one thing for me …

Please tell me you see me. Please notice my breaths and efforts. Currently I feel invisible and alone. We all do. How can you see me, you ask? What exactly should you notice? Anything, as long as it’s specific. 1. Praise me for keeping the kids alive another day. One...

Releasing Unforgivable Hurts

Releasing Unforgivable Hurts

“Every marriage suffers unforgivable hurts,” I remember my mother saying. I was young at the time and had no idea what she was referencing. Nor did I want to know. I preferred to think of my parent’s marriage as perfect. Hurts, sure, yes. But I imagined them fleeting...

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