How was your week, guys? I had coffees and lunches with lots of my favorite high powered ladies, danced up a storm at a friend’s birthday and tried to find new uses for my waffle maker.
Links for you!
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At the top of the hill, I stood there for a minute catching my breath, and I realized what the lazy monkey in my mind was trying to do. It was trying to protect me from pain by offering a way out – an escape hatch – and coaxing me to crawl through it.
But just because you have access to an escape hatch doesn’t mean you need to use it.
In my mind, I imagined myself walking over to my personal escape hatch, pulling out a big padlock, slamming the door shut, and locking it up. I then shook my head firmly at that crazy monkey and jogged back down the hill.
Don’t these bamboo tapioca beads
sound fascinating? Apparently, it’s a powder you mix into a paste that’s capable of 10 distinct uses – an exfoliator, a mask, zit treatment, etc.
I am certain that I may not have learned these things, at least not as clearly, had my child been neurotypical and trauma-free, because I would have had less reason to be intentional, and to pay attention. I might have relied more on other people’s advice (which, incidentally, has always been pretty terrible and completely unrelated to what it means to parent my particular child)An amazing non-profit
that hires parents who are homeless, trains them to sew, and creates sleeping bag coats for other homeless people.
Pitbulls with flower crowns
A sweet book about grandmas around the world, their kitchens, and their favorite recipes.
And a few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: The inestimable power of “I’m sorry, dude. That sucks.”, Would you wear that if no one else did? True Story: I had open heart surgery at 32.