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Do you feel singled out?

We always feel singled out when struggles hit. That unsettling feeling of somebody else having it all while we are full of stress and unresolved problems. It can feel like we are the only ones who’s life turned out to be a big pile of poo….(like the memories of all those diapers!) Then we start…

How to begin your single life?

How to begin your single life?

I read once “Anxiety happens when we think we have to figure out all things at once”. I wrote this on a sticky note and posted it all over my house. I am a single mom now. A single, widowed mom. An immigrant-turned-US. citizen, single widowed mom. Wow, spelling this out, makes me wonder how…

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Dancing with Fear / Courting Bravery

As a counselor, I’ve spent a lot of time discussing fear; helping clients accept it, “dance with it”, and come to a place of non-resistance. On countless occasions, I’ve witnessed the miracles that happen when any of us lays down the sword we’ve wielded against our fear. A vault of internal reserves opens when we…

What is My Real To-Do List?

A New List: Lists seem to be a big thing these days. Especially on sites about parenting. Most anything to do with parenting is bound to have a list somewhere displayed. The good news is that many of them are funny-a quick and easy way to get some levity in the often-mundane world of parenthood,…

10 Rarely-Discussed Perks of Single Parenthood

Achieving a healthy romantic partnership one day is the goal for many single parents. Someone to make dinners with, plan vacations alongside and of course, enjoy your child almost as much as you do. But let’s face it, happy relationships don’t come packaged for sale at the local grocers. You have to be patient, work…