Having Children in a Difficult World

I was terrified to have children. I was afraid of two things: 1) That I would be an awful parent and 2) That the world is too harsh a place for children to grow up in. I’ve worked hard on that first fear. I went to therapy; I still do. I took a lot of parenting...

Living a Balanced Life

Life has not always been in balance for me. I’ve experienced some major ups and downs and several traumas, just like most people. I was left feeling anxious, depressed, and worst of all, hopeless during some of those times. I didn’t want to live like that anymore. But...

How Can I Be Mindful When I Can’t Stay Focused?

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement – Jon Kabat-Zinn. Some people use meditation, yoga, breathing techniques to practice mindfulness, but you can be mindful in any moment in life, just by paying attention. I struggle...