California Livin' · Good Things · Word Therapy

Birthday Weekend Snaps

As much as I love going to places like New York City and LA, I have learned to appreciate hanging out around home even more. So for my birthday that is what we did: We started Saturday with a trip to our favorite park: Could this pic be any more California? I know I am… Continue reading Birthday Weekend Snaps

Wellness · Word Therapy

Happy Mindfulness

Today I turn 43. Not a special birthday. A day where I think about all that has happened since the last April 12th and the changes my family and I have been through. So much changed for the better in this last year. We are back at home, I can say with confidence that I… Continue reading Happy Mindfulness

Not Today Anxiety · Word Therapy

7.8 Miles

While her brother and dad were up in the mountains snowboarding, Curls and I kicked off weekend one of our back to back girls' weekends. We had planned a day in LA so when we found out that the March for Our Lives was going to be the same day, we knew we had to… Continue reading 7.8 Miles

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This is What Anxiety Looks Like

I pull into the parking lot of the beach. I try not to stare out at the waves crashing to the shore with speed. After I turn off the car I turn around to look at my girl in her car seat. Her dark blonde hair is just now starting to grow into wispy curls… Continue reading This is What Anxiety Looks Like

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Am I a Narcissistic Asshole?: A Rhetorical Post

Anxiety disorder: A group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Social anxiety: Chronic mental health condition which social interactions cause irrational anxiety. Narcissism: A disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of self importance. Since starting Prozac, I recognize that a lot of my past actions have been… Continue reading Am I a Narcissistic Asshole?: A Rhetorical Post

Not Today Anxiety · Wellness · Word Therapy

Reading About Anxiety is Giving Me Anxiety and I Can’t Stop Looking at My Jaw

Last week was the fourth week. What that means is that in addition to managing my anxiety, I also have to deal with emotions that are already on high alert the rest of the month. I feel like a teenager who is having her first bout with PMS. Barbecue chips and dark chocolate better be… Continue reading Reading About Anxiety is Giving Me Anxiety and I Can’t Stop Looking at My Jaw

California Livin' · The OC · Word Therapy


There were many a Saturday morning during my childhood where I would wake to the sweet smell of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with frosting (if I was lucky I would get the packet with the leftover goodness). Then my mom would take my sister and I to the nearby town of Colton to visit the auction,… Continue reading Sunday