Progress v. Panic

I was listening to a story from NPR’s 1A the other day that included an in-depth discussion of school shooting prevention and the psychological impact on schoolchildren who now have to participate in things like “active shooter drills.” One of the big takeaways is that these drills, especially if not done right, may cause more […]

Living in a Snowglobe

It is snowing here today. Big flakes are floating gently passed the window as I write this, giving the neighborhood the semblance of a snowglobe. And as I watch the flakes fall, I can’t help but think that is an apt analogy for what is going on in my head. Because snowglobes only take on […]

Mindless and Wordless

Yesterday, I sat staring at my computer, before finally conceding the day to writer’s block. I have plenty I want to write about it coming posts, but the words just wouldn’t come. They wouldn’t come, in part, because I was being the opposite of mindful. I was being mindless. And wordless. Writer’s block is, of […]

Mindfully Mindless Entertainment…With A Cat

This morning I was lying in bed, refusing to acknowledge the fact that I had to start my day for as long as possible as I was weighed down by anxiety, depression, and of course my weighted blanket. My cat decided to join me, possibly because she was looking for company, but also possibly because […]