The first day off screens I was twitchy. My FOMO was high. Each time I unlocked my phone for a legitimate use (say when my husband texted his ETA for dinner or to check the time of a meeting in the calendar), my thumb would automatically swipe left to where I’d “hidden” the social media apps. Fingers running on autopilot. That night I moved the phone charger from my bedside table to another room for the overnight charge and didn’t know what to do with myself when I woke the next morning. I’d like to report that I got out of bed, went outside to greet the day, inhaled deeply and then sat on the front porch for a sunrise meditation, but really, I just rolled over and went back to sleep. Likely to avoid temptation.Read More
Two weeks ago, I am at Children’s Hospital, waiting for the results of my daughter’s blood test. I am convinced my future looks bleak, hers even bleaker. Which is strange, considering I’m usually such an optimist. How am I going to write this scene in my memoir, I find myself wondering? How will I describe this night in the years and pages to come? (Such is the curse and the privilege of those who play with words, I suppose).Read More
Last Friday night, I fell. And oh my goodness was it amazing. I didn’t fall in love, or fall apart, or fall for something. It wasn’t nearly as poetic as that. I literally fell. In the water.
To be sure, I was pretty sure I would. I wore a bathing suit under my yoga pants. But I assumed we’d all be in the water at some point, wouldn’t we? I mean, we were on a lake.
I’d never been on a stand up paddle board (SUP) before and was eager to try when a friend invited me. And I knew I could do a downward dog on land, could it really be that different on the water? I had to try this SUP Yoga.Read More
Whoaaaa … where did summer go? We JUST got in our groove and now you’re telling me school is around the corner? Why did I not slow down more often and savor a little more? Why didn’t I schedule a few more weeks of oh, say, A B S O L U T E L Y N O T H I N G instead of signing us up for more activities?
I’m not the only one feeling this way, am I?Read More