Author of Crooked Grow the Trees; retired school psychologist; wife, mother, grandmother, and introvert who is never alone in her own head.
…inks about you is true and you really are a negative person or you’re only feeling that way because the performance is relentless and exhausting and not how you’d live your life if you had the choice.
…ferent and I feel out of place with everyone else who has this positivity thing that I see as fake. They’ll claim it isn’t fake, but I can’t help interpreting it that way because I see things differently. My life experience isn’t theirs.
…en? The answer is simple. Dogs don’t require advice while humans do. Given what we’ve been through, we have no helpful advice to give.
Many of us spend our free time mindlessly scrolling through social media all the while believing we’re relaxing, but the truth is we’ve forgotten how.
9- Don’t lose wonder. Let it take your breath away time and time again. Boredom is petite morte for the soul.
4- Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t hide behind words then embrace the injury that occurs with misunderstanding. Speak your truth and say what you want.
…on almost a two-hour drive away when I have health problems of my own to deal with. She’s eighteen, it doesn’t get better when they’re legally adults. It only gets… different.
Ask for what you need. Let your partner know exactly what you need from them and explain why you need it. The why is everything. Perhaps they have a reason why they can’t do what you ask or give you what you need. But once you k…