Today, my self-worth is not measured in pounds or inches. Health and wellness are important to me, but fitting into an old pair of jeans is not.
As a new and expecting mother, I was offered a wealth of advice from other parents. The comment I heard most often? "Enjoy every minute of it!" While I have no doubt that this comment is well-meaning, it was not what I needed to hear. In fact, it was actually harmful at times. Allow me … Continue reading The Myth of “Enjoying Every Minute”
I recently read an article by a brave PMAD survivor (article linked here), who made a distinction between being mindful and being mind-FULL. I love the simple brilliance of this. Mindfulness terminology is often used in the meditation world and so beautifully applies to all areas of life, including parenthood. Over the last year or so, … Continue reading Parenting: Mindful or Mind-FULL?
It's hard to be a perfectionist, isn't it? To always hold yourself to a painfully high standard? To worry if you've done everything just right? To be afraid of letting yourself or anyone else down? That can be exhausting. But, if you're anything like me, it's also your normal. It's your default setting. And it … Continue reading The Perfectly Imperfect Parent
In a recent conversation with Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW, of The Motherhood Center of New York, she brought up the topic of surrender as an important concept in parenthood. I have spent the last month or so turning that word over and over in my mind, attempting to make sense of it. How can surrender lead to … Continue reading Surrender: Surviving the Parenting Riptides