Category Archives: Self-Care

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…

Because of Heidi: Introducing Olaaf, the olfactory elf.

I meant to write about the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat that is happening on Tuesday which happens to be Valentine’s day, but this came out instead. I’m a bit shy about it, but it really is time I told you about Olaaf. He is an imaginary friend, but he is very real. He goes…

It’s February, Got Self Love? (words of wisdom from Jaya the Trust Coach)

My dear friend Jaya works with people on living life from a loving stance of unwavering trust. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she helped me with my relationship with my husband. What I learned from her helped me fight less: fewer fights with him, and more importantly, fewer fights with myself. Jaya writes…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

December Love Letter for mom: Speakeasy call tonight, Sunday Comfort Camp and more

I just sent out the december PPD to Joy Love letter for Mom. With a reminder for tonight’s PPD SpeakEasy call. Did you get it?  I didn’t. It went into my spam folder. Which is rather ironic considering that beginning of that letter is a rant about tech problems… And we have new call numbers for…

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. If you called before, I hope you will call again.  If you never called, perhaps you will this time, and…

The PPD Kooky Jar

This is an old post, now new and improved, revisited for two reasons: one, my neck issues are making it hard to write new posts these days. But more importantly, I wrote this in November 2010, when my blog was still a baby. Chances are you’ve never seen this before, and kookys taste much better…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I…

Category Archives: Self-Care

For Mother’s Day: The Pocket of Comfort invocation.

I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day. But this day is all kinds of hard. As is motherhood itself. Today (and everyday) it’s so tempting to measure your success as a mother by what you get from others. Hugs, cards, flowers… But are you measuring the love YOU give yourself? Are you giving yourself…

Because of Heidi: Introducing Olaaf, the olfactory elf.

I meant to write about the PPD SpeakEasy support phone chat that is happening on Tuesday which happens to be Valentine’s day, but this came out instead. I’m a bit shy about it, but it really is time I told you about Olaaf. He is an imaginary friend, but he is very real. He goes…

It’s February, Got Self Love? (words of wisdom from Jaya the Trust Coach)

My dear friend Jaya works with people on living life from a loving stance of unwavering trust. I worked with her a couple of years ago and she helped me with my relationship with my husband. What I learned from her helped me fight less: fewer fights with him, and more importantly, fewer fights with myself. Jaya writes…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

December Love Letter for mom: Speakeasy call tonight, Sunday Comfort Camp and more

I just sent out the december PPD to Joy Love letter for Mom. With a reminder for tonight’s PPD SpeakEasy call. Did you get it?  I didn’t. It went into my spam folder. Which is rather ironic considering that beginning of that letter is a rant about tech problems… And we have new call numbers for…

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. If you called before, I hope you will call again.  If you never called, perhaps you will this time, and…

The PPD Kooky Jar

This is an old post, now new and improved, revisited for two reasons: one, my neck issues are making it hard to write new posts these days. But more importantly, I wrote this in November 2010, when my blog was still a baby. Chances are you’ve never seen this before, and kookys taste much better…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I…