Tag: Mental health


Some truths are easy and fun. We’re not dealing with those today, because those aren’t the ones that cause us trouble. All the time, I see these posts on Facebook that tell us to Live your truth! Find your truth! Speak your truth! It always makes me think Why not just say “Live, Find, Speak The Truth”? Truth is Truth—verifiable, supported by facts, actual. … Read More #Truth

Resolution Revolution~ Jen

It’s January and the TV and radio are full of ads for gyms and diets. I know that’s normal, but it’s grinding on me this year. Because even though Dana and I have been in the gym for almost a year, I have gained 15 lbs. I know, I know, we’re not supposed to talk about actual lbs. We’re supposed to use euphemisms like … Read More Resolution Revolution~ Jen

Be ~ Jen

Multi-tasking is bad for us, right? Big bad. Stress-us-out-and-give-us-cancer bad. We try to make multi-tasking into a badge of honor, but that’s crap. All it does is place our need for validation in one 90 mile an hour basket. This used to be my life, when I was a teaching, mothering, wifeing, friending, volunteering fool. I could teach the children, answer email, shop for … Read More Be ~ Jen

Let It Ride ~ Jen

I was raised to believe that everything is a game. You’re either winning, or you’re losing. There was nothing wrong with the philosophy in itself—my parents wanted us to do our best. The problem is that I am a natural born meateater. I have a hard time turning it off. So I suck at losing. Or being wrong, which in my head for so … Read More Let It Ride ~ Jen

Postpartum Anxiety: It’s Not Your Fault. You Will be Ok. ~ Jen

This post comes with a warning. May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. I am going to talk about some dark moments after the birth of my third baby. If you are feeling sad or scared today, you might not want to read this.  If you need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) This is the most important thing … Read More Postpartum Anxiety: It’s Not Your Fault. You Will be Ok. ~ Jen

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