Month: December 2020

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Lowered expectations produces better results

This year I lowered my expectations. It doesn’t mean I lowered my standards, there’s a difference. It means I no longer strive for perfection because I don’t have anything to prove to anyone but myself. This year has been physically and emotionally draining. Throughout the struggles caused by the pandemic, I’ve come out stronger on […]

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PTSD in a Pandemic

No one talks about what it’s like living with PTSD in a pandemic. On one hand, the thought of social distancing is quite appealing, on the other it’s terrifying. Terrifying in the sense that it’s lonely, appealing in the sense that it keeps us “safe.” Let’s talk about what the term “safe” even means. Safety […]

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Mom friends, Self-care and Validation

Sometimes it takes getting away to find yourself. Through motherhood, we often find ourselves displaced, lost in the shuffle. Any time we attempt to practice self-care, guilt trickles on. So what gives? Why is it that we are so eager and available to give so much of ourselves to others yet we can’t give it […]

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