Hormones and Self-esteem

woman underwater, sinking in her emotions

Here’s just one of the things that is not that great about being a lady-person (you know, after patriarchy and low pay): every cycle, about 2 days into PMS, my self-esteem seems to go missing. She either takes a dramatic leap off a cliff, whining “you don’t loooooove meeeeee….” on the way down, or she goes […]

Like leaves…letting go.


There is a wonderful line from Rumi, the Sufi poet, which says, “Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop…” Like a lot of folks, Autumn is my favorite season of the year. And nothing brings me more joy, and a bit of sorrow, than to see the first leaves drop from the ‘Grandpa Tree’ […]

The Chaos and the Compass


My summer has been a whirlwind of ‘get the house ready to sell’ and…it was actually kind of a lost summer. Every day ran into the next and nothing terribly memorable happened. I got super stressed and freaked out regularly. There was so much to do we didn’t even take a proper vacation. [We all really […]